The Peruvian port of Salaverry leads the way to Trujillo, the nationís second-largest city, beautifully situated before the Andean foothills. Today much of its colonial charm is still retained in its old churches, balconied homes and courtyards with overhanging flowering baskets. In front of the cathedral is the Plaza de Armas, featuring a sculpture of the liberation of Peru. Several historic mansions are open to the public, including the House of Emancipation, where Peruís independence from Spain was claimed. The archaeological museum offers a fascinating display of ancient pottery.
Currency: Nuevo sol