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... to Trujillo!

The LC IFMSA Trujillo UNT looks forward to meet you in Trujillo, the city known as the City of Eternal Spring!

Are you ready for a clash of modern lifestyle and cultural heritage?

Are you ready to meet the God Ai-apaec?

Are you ready to discover the biggest mud city of the world?

Are you ready for dancing Marinera?

Pack your bag and fasten seatbelt for the Experience Trujillo!

Experiences Of Previous Incomings...

"Muchas gracias por todo: rotación, comida, actividades, alojamiento y comite local"
Marion DE ROSA - Clermont-Ferrand/France
July 25th, 2009

"Comité local muy motivado, alumnos simpáticos, ciudad y región interesantes. Gracias al equipo"
Julien BAUDENON - Clermont-Ferrand/France
July 25th, 2009

Convincing? So do not hesitate to experience this vibrating city!

Local IFMSA Team




We are an enthusiastic and motivated team of students ready and willing to get to know you!

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Coat of Arms - Trujillo
Chan Chan, The Capital of Chimú Kingdom

Trujillo, in northwestern Peru, is the capital of the La Libertad Region, and the third largest city in Peru. The urban area has 811,979 inhabitants and is an economic hub in northern Peru. The city is located at the banks of the Moche River, near its mouth on the Pacific Ocean, in a valley of great cultural hegemony. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Trujillo has its seat here.

Trujillo is a city with a vast cultural wealth, as an example: The Chimu Culture. The Chimu Kingdom, with Chan Chan as its capital, reached its apogee in the 15th century, not long before falling to the Incas. The planning of this huge city, the largest in pre-Columbian America, reflects a strict political and social strategy, marked by the city's division into nine 'citadels' or 'palaces' forming autonomous units.

This center represents the largest prehistoric earthen city of pre-Hispanic America. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.


Trujillo is characterized by its semi-arid climate with an average temperature of 21°C. The summers can reach temperatures over 32°C and the winters are never colder than 14°C. Most of the year, the temperature stays in the low to mid twenties. Trujillo is known as "The City of Eternal Spring" (La Ciudad de la Eterna Primavera), because of its very sunny and pleasant weather year-round. The International Spring Festival in early October attracts visitors from all over Peru and from all over the world.

Brief History

Diego de Almagro

Trujillo was one of the first cities founded by Spanish conquerors in America. On December 6, 1534, Diego de Almagro founded the city under the name of "Villa Trujillo," in honour of Francisco Pizarro's birthplace, Trujillo in Extremadura, Spain. On 23 November 1537, King Charles I of Spain gave it the rank of 'city' and the coat of arms that remains a symbol for the city. It was founded among four Chimu settlements (Huanchaco, Huamán, Moche & Mampuesto), so they could ally against the Incas.

Old map of Trujillo

In 1619, an earthquake destroyed the city. Years later, in 1624, a new period surge started with the rebuildings of palaces and the opening of the seminary and the school of the Jesuits.

Among 1685 and 1687, given the opulence of Trujillo, and due to the incursions of the pirates, the city was walled for its protection, and this enclosure constitutes today the historical center where the old large houses of exquisite gates, the convents and churches, squares and streets like witness of its old stock stand out, of a severe and elegant, colonial and republican city where the luxury was something common.

Government House in Main Square of Trujillo, where it led the country twice.

The city played a significant role in the struggle against a complete Spanish rule. It was the first important city of Peru that proclaimed its independence of Spain on 1820, serving as temporary capital of Peru in 1825, and was the main headquarters for Simon Bolívar.

Nowadays the city, just eight hours north of Lima along the Panamerican Highway, looks every bit the oasis it is, standing in a relatively green, irrigated valley bounded by arid desert at the foot of the brown Andes mountains. It hardly seems a city of nearly a million inhabitants – walk twenty minutes in any direction and you’re out in open fields, hedged by flowering shrubs.

About the Health Care System in La Libertad


The Ministry of Health maintains the mission to protect the personal dignity, promoting health, preventing disease and ensuring health care for all inhabitants of the country. Additionally, it formulates public health policy guidelines in consultation with all government sectors and social actors. The person is the center of its mission, and it’s dedicated to them with respect for life and fundamental rights of all Peruvians, since before his birth, and respecting the natural course of his life.

Ministry of Health

The health of Peruvians will be an expression of important socio-economic development, strengthening democracy of rights and responsibilities of citizens based on the expansion of sources of stable formal employment and education in the values-oriented person, solidarity and in establishing mechanisms for equitable access to health services through a coordinated and decentralized national system of health, developing a national health policy to collect and integrate the contributions of traditional medicine and the various cultural manifestations of our population.

Motto: “People who attends people”

More information:


Regional Health Management of La Libertad

MINSA establishments are managed by the Regional Health Management of La Libertad, located in Las Esmeraldas Street # 403.

It has the vision to contribute to human development with social justice, creating healthy environments, better health of the population policies of state and decentralized health and increasing the rights and duties of in health care.

It is the technical arm of the Regional Government of La Libertad, responsible for implementing national policies and regional health within their territory, to improve the health of the population, is responsible for generating the through proper care of the people and the environment, ensuring universal driving sector, promoting the rights and duties in public health with emphasis on the health of the home and community.

More information:


Health Social Security of Peru

Health Social Security of Peru (EsSalud) is a decentralized public agency whose vision is geared to generate a service focused on the insured that exceeds their expectations and improve their welfare.

EsSalud aims to provide coverage to policyholders through the granting of benefits of prevention, promotion, recovery and rehabilitation of health, economic and social benefits that relate to the contributory scheme of social security in health and other insurance risks human. EsSalud is a health social insurance that provides comprehensive care with quality, warmth and efficiency to maintain their health insurance.

Motto: “More Health for more Peruvians”
More information:

The Hospitals

IFMSA Peru, through their local committee Trujillo UNT, realizes professional exchanges through the network of hospitals affiliated to Medical School of the National University of Trujillo. There are currently:

Hospital Regional Docente de Trujillo – HRDT / MINSA

Hospital Regional Docente de Trujillo

Hospital Regional Docente de Trujillo is an institution aimed at preventing risks, protect from harm, restore health and restore the capacity of patients with full accessibility and attention to the person from conception until natural death. It is a center of medical and paramedical training at the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo (UNT), Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego (UPAO) and Universidad Privada César Vallejo (UCV). Hospital Regional Docente de Trujillo hopes to become in 2013 in a tertiary hospital care, with all the capacity, and proven leader in the country's health system, providing highly specialized quality services that meet the rigorous health needs of its users.

Address: Av. Mansiche # 795, Trujillo, La Libertad.
More information:

Hospital Belén de Trujillo – HBT / MINSA

Hospital Belén de Trujillo

Hospital Belén de Trujillo maintains the mission to provide medical care and health specialist and comprehensive manner, with quality, equity, efficiency and respecting the autonomy of users. Its functions are achieve health recovery and rehabilitation of patients' ability in terms of opportunity, equity, quality and fully accessible, in outpatients, hospitalization and emergency defending life and protecting the health of the person from conception to natural death, to achieve the prevention and reduction of risk and harm to health, to support the training and specialization of human resources, allocating and clinical staff for teaching and research by the Universities and Institutes, according to the respective conventions, managing human resources, material and financial resources to the economic achievement of the mission and objectives in compliance with existing standards and continuously improve quality, productivity, efficiency and effectiveness of health care setting standards and parameters required as well as creating an organizational culture with values and attitudes towards the needs and expectations of the patient and their family.

Address: Jr. Bolívar # 350, Trujillo, La Libertad.

About our Medical Education and School

Faculty of Medicine

The history of our Faculty can be divided in two periods. The first one begins in 1831 when Medicine was included in the “Chairs Plan” of the National University of Trujillo. The second one began in 1935 with the foundation of Pre-Medics Section in order to prepare students who would continue their studies at San Fernando Faculty of Medicine in Lima, along with students from Lima and Arequipa Pre-Medics Sections. However, in 1958 was founded our Faculty of Medicine with his own academic staff and studies’ plan. When founded, our Faculty had some of the best national doctors as professors and some of international reconnaissance. Many students have achieved national and international reconnaissance too. In 1965, the Nursery School and the Second Specialization Program were created. In 1988, the Stomatology School was opened and some years later, the Nursery School converted in an independent Faculty. Now, our Faculty includes the Medical School, the Stomatology School and the Second Specialization Program. At the Medical School we have 7 years of Medical studies.

After that we must work one year for Government in rural or emergent urban locations as payment for our education (this service is known as SERUM).

The Library

Then we can apply to the National Exam of Medicine (ENAM, by its acronym in Spanish) in order to enter to a residence program (specialization).

Several studies plans were implemented along the years as a search of academic excellence and social consciousness. In these days the Faculty of Medicine of the National University of Trujillo has two studies programs together, as each new program is implemented for new students. The most recent program was implemented since 2008. So Second Year and First Year of studies follow the “New Program” and the other years (Third to Seventh) has the “Old Program”. The “Old Program” aspires to a Scientific and Humanistic Physician with Management knowledge, while the “New Program” is based in a sociocognitive paradigm with an interdisciplinary approach and emphasizes formation in Investigation, Ethics and Medical Scientific knowledge.

“Old Program”
It considers four stages: Propaedeutic (First Year), Basics (Second and Third Years), Clinics (Fourth to Sixth Years) and Internship (Seventh Year). Courses are distributed as follows.
First Year: Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biophysics, Math, Logic, Science Philosophy and Scientific Investigation Methodology, English, Health and Community I, Psychology, Computing, Spanish, Anatomic Design I and Musical Appreciation I
Second Year: Integrated Morphology (includes Embryology, Medical Genetics, Histology, Anatomy and Neuroanatomy), Biostatistics, Health and Community II, Sociology, Medical Psychology, Anatomic Design II and Musical Appreciation II
Third Year: Physiology, Biochemistry, Anthropology, Health and Community III, Microbiology and Parasitology, Basic Pharmacology, Ecology, Medicine History and Investigation Projects
Fourth Year: Medicine I, Clinical Laboratory, Pathology, Epidemiology, Diagnostic Imaging and Ethics.
Fifth Year: Medicine II, Neurology, Surgery I, Pediatrics I, Clinical Pharmacology and Administration in Health
Sixth Year: Medicine III, Psychiatry, Surgery II, Pediatrics II, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Management in Public Health and Legal Medicine
Seventh Year: Rotary Internship (Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology/Obstetrics and Pediatrics)

“New Program”
It considers four areas: Propaedeutic, Scientific-Professional, Investigation and Pre Professional Practice.
Propaedeutic Area
First Year: Ethics I, Psychology, Spanish, Anthropology and Public Health I
Second Year: Ethics II, Medical Psychology II and Public Health II
Third Year: Ethics III and Public Health III
Fourth Year: Ethics IV, Human Nutrition and Public Health IV
Fifth Year: Ethics V and Public Health IV
Sixth Year: Ethics, Deontology and Legal Medicine and Public Health VI
Scientific-Professional Area
First Year: Math, Chemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Embryology and Medical Genetics
Second Year: Histology, Anatomy and Immunology
Third Year: Physiology and Physiopathology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Parasitology and Basic Pharmacology
Fourth Year: Medicine I, Imaging, Pathology and Laboratory
Fifth Year: Medicine II, Neurology, Surgery I, Pediatrics I, Gynecology and Obstetrics I and Clinical Pharmacology
Sixth Year: Medicine III, Psychiatry, Surgery II, Pediatrics II, Gynecology and Obstetrics II and Collaborative Actualization
Investigation Area
First Year: Investigation in Medicine I, Biostatistics I and English I
Second Year: Investigation in Medicine II, Biostatistics II and English II
Third Year: Investigation in Medicine III and English III
Fourth Year: Investigation in Medicine IV
Fifth Year: Investigation in Medicine V
Sixth Year: Investigation in Medicine VI
Pre Professional Practice Area
Seventh Year: Rotary Internship (Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology/Obstetrics and Pediatrics)

Professional Exchange

If you really want to learn more about the health care system and medical education in Trujillo, you can benefit a lot from a clerkship here. The most important thing is the readiness to learn and also to support the team on ward.

What else should you know before starting a clerkship in Trujillo?

Equipment & Language

Essential Equipment!

Remember to bring your own white coat, and a stethoscope.

For the department of Surgery and Gynecology/Obstetrics you will also need your own scrubs.

Spanish is the language spoken by medical staff and patients. For an ideal stay you should have some basic knowledge and understand Spanish.

Vaccination & Health Certificate

To make this less complicated please go to the company doctor of your hometown faculty in advance and bring a certificate for the following required things:

For all positions:
Current proof of vaccination!
  • You must bring a copy of your vaccination card, which includes: Vaccination for Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Influenza and Pneumococcus
  • Medical attestation from a general/treating physician about your physical fitness.


The following department can only be offered for students who are profficient in Trujillo:

  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Gynecology & Obstetrics

Working on ward

Normally you will start working at 8:00 a.m. This means that you will be at the hospital at 7:45 a.m. Sometimes, the wards start the morning with a conference where they discuss the most important clinic case of the day. Those sessions are very informative, you should try to join them. You will get a doctor who will guide you most of the time.

Most of the time nobody will tell you when you are allowed to leave. As there are unfortunately not enough employees on ward doctors often forget that you are a student. If time is running out, you should remind the doctors that you would like to go home. The expected working time varies depending on the hospital and ward, but most of the time 4 h in the morning and 3 h in the afternoon are appropriate.

Please remember: We expect all incomings to take their clerkship seriously and to behave accordingly! This means, if you apply for 4 weeks you will have to work 4 weeks!

Accomodation and Boarding

You will stay with a UNT medical student during the time of your clerkship. We try to organize houses or apparmtents near to the hospital you are going to work in, which is not always that easy.

We recommend incoming students to arrive 2 or 3 days before their clerkship starts to get settled and learn how to move around Trujillo without getting lost.

Regard that sometimes there are special conditions concerning the room in which you will stay. We will tell you about this in your CA.

For further details ask to your contact person.

The meal will be provided daily by contact person.

How to get to Trujillo?

When arriving to Peru from abroad you will have to do it through Lima. Then take your connection by plane or bus to the Trujillo City.

By Air

Trujillo City have the "Capitán FAP Carlos Martínez Pinillos" Airport (TRU), located near Huanchaco at 13 km. (8 miles) northwest of the city. It is an airport of small facilities, comfortable, and prepared only for domestic flights.

"Capitán FAP Carlos Martínez Pinillos" Airport (TRU)

From Trujillo: Usually daily flights to Lima (flights of 45 minutes), and there are also flights from/to Chiclayo, Cajamarca, Piura and Iquitos.

Airlines operating
LAN Peru More information:

Over 2,726 passengers can travel out of Trujillo, PE every week. The longest flight from Trujillo, PE is 303 miles. The largest aircraft flying out of Trujillo, PE is a 32S with 124 seats. There are over 26 domestic flights per week from Trujillo, PE. Trujillo, PE has 26 flights departing per week for short haul destinations. Trujillo, PE connects with 2 cities nonstop. There are 2 nonstop flights per week departing from Trujillo, PE.

Taxis from the airport to the center of the city is around 8 nuevos soles.

By Bus

Trujillo is connected to the Pan-American Highway, being able to arrive through the north to Tumbes and Ecuador, and to the south passing through Lima to Tacna and Chile.

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Distances to some cities from Trujillo:

Cajamarca: 182.7 miles (294 km), following the Pan-American Highway to the north 121 km until the deviation toward Cajamarca.

Chiclayo: 128 miles (206 km) is following the Pan-American Highway to the north.

Lima: 346 miles (557 km) is following the Pan-American Highway to the south.

Urban Transport

Trujillo's Map (from Google Maps)

To mobilize around the perimeter of the Trujillo City, you can choose the public transport or taxis:

Public transport is cheaper than taxis; the cost is 1 nuevo sol. There are two lines of buses: “Virgen de la puerta” (B) and “Salaverry” (C). They follow a specific route that link the urbanizations (La Merced, San Andrés, San Nicolás, Primavera, and Las Quintanas) with Hospital Regional Docente de Trujillo (HRDT) and also with Medical Faculty of the National University of Trujillo (UNT).

Taxis, service only offered by units painted yellow, white or blue, are not very cheap and you should take into account the price before upload to the vehicle. The cost from the urbanizations to HRDT or Hospital Belén of Trujillo (HBT) is 4 nuevos soles. Near midnight the cost is 5 nuevos soles.

This is a list of reliable taxi companies:

New Takci S.R.L --> Phone number: (+51)-44-290494
ET Service --> Phone number: (+51)-44-223014
Mall Service --> Phone number: (+51)-44-702222

Notice that there is not public transport if you want to go to Belen Hospital, because this hospital is located on the Historic Center. In this area you just go by taxi.

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Cultural Aspects

The people of Trujillo are characterized for been very friendly and talkative, we use to help tourists when they need some help or when they got lost! Just one example of how helpful the people are. You will feel our hospitality and our kindness, when you stayed here for a time.


We usually greet people giving one kiss or shaking the hands.

Some useful and short sentences are:

Spanish – English – Português – Deutsch
¡Hola! - Hello! - Oi! - Hallo!
¡Buenos días! - Good Morning! - Bom dia! - Guten Morgen!
¡Buenas tardes! - Good Afternoon! - Boa Tarde! - Guten Tag!
¡Buenas noches! - Good evening! – Boa Noite! – Guten Abend!
¿Qué hora es? - What time is it? – Que horas são? – Wie spät ist es?
Encantado de conocerte - Nice to meet you – Prazer em conheçê-lo - Es freut mich, Sie kennen zu lernen
Chau, nos vemos! - Bye, see you later! – Tchau, até mais! – Tschüss, bis bald!


La Libertad is known for the good flavor of its cuisine. It is said that 'good taste' is found in the north of the country, and that it is easy to prove. Moreover, there is not a restaurant or picantería that does not give a good serving of the dishes at reasonable prices.

In this part of the Coast, the different varieties of Cebiches (very hot) are outstanding, as well as Seco de Cabrito and Sangrecita.

The most famous Trujillo’s dishes are:


Shambar: It’s usually prepared on Monday. It’s a soup that blends many ingredients, tastes, and seasonings from Spanish, Criollo and Andean cultures, considered the most traditional meal in Trujillo's gastronomy in Perú. It is made of wheat grains, fava beans, green peas, chickpeas and dry beans. It must have three kinds of meat, including chicken, ham, beef, and pork skin, ears or tail.


Cebiche: It’s one of the main dishes in the peruvian coast and the flag of our cultures fusion. It contains andean peppers and sweet potato, coastal fishes, lime juice, onion and toasted corn, among others.

Sopa Teóloga

Theologian Soup (Sopa Teóloga): Chicken broth with soaking bread.

Beans to trujillana: Black beans with sesame and mirasol chili.

Pepián puranja: Stew turkey with rice and corn.

Meals: The important meals are: breakfast (7-9h), lunch (12.30-14.30h), and dinner (19.30-21.30h). But sometimes people have another 2 little meals: in the morning as a “second breakfast” (10-11h) and the “lonche” in the afternoon (17.30-18.30h).

Smoking: It’s forbidden in public buildings except in the restaurants, bars and clubs with license.


Last Week in January: National Marinera Dance Festival. Hundreds of couples come from different parts of the country to participate in this traditional contest organized by the Libertad Club. The finals take place in the Gran Chimú Coliseum.

April 24: Beginning date of the Fiesta de Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo, patron of Tayabamba in Pataz. It lasts until May 1.

July 13: Anniversary of Santiago de Chuco, celebrated in the province that bears the same name, with regional fairs and great celebrations. It lasts until August 2.

July 29: Fiesta del Señor de la Caña, celebrated in Chiclín.

August 15: Fiesta de la Virgen de la Altagracia, also celebrated in Chiclín.

September 20 through 30: International Spring Festival. National and foreign artists participate. There are cockfights, gait horse contests, among other activities. It ends with a great parade with floats riding throughout the city.

December 15: Fiesta de la Virgen de la Puerta, celebrated in Otuzco. This is the greatest manifestation of religious faith in all the north of the country.

Tourism and entertainment activities


Cathedral of Trujillo
Main Square of Trujillo

Main Square. In the central part is located the monument of Freedom, which represents the country's independence process. The statue was manufactured in France, the materials used are copper and marble, the sculptor was Edmund Moeller.

Cathedral. Built between the years 1647 and 1666, altars are Baroque and Rococo style. In the Cathedral we have the Cathedral Museum with works mainly of the religious colonial era in silver and gold.

Visits (Cathedral Museum): Mon to Sun 7:00-12:00 & 16:00-21:00

Urquiaga Masion

Colange Mansion (Urquiaga Mansion). Built with a neoclassical style, between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Simón Bolívar stayed here. You can see the desktop used by Bolivar, gold ornaments from the Chimu culture, and their furniture.

Address: Jr. Pizarro 446.
Visits: Mon to Fri 9:30-15:00; Sat to Sun: 10:00-13:30

Mansion of the Emancipation

Mansion of the Emamcipation (Madalengoitia Mansion). The house is considered Emancipation civic sanctuary of this city, because here the mayor of Trujillo, the Marquis de Torre Tagle, leaded a first separatist movement, and in 1820, him proclaimed the independence of Peru. Emancipation of the house served as headquarters of the first constituent congress and house of government of President José de la Riva Agüero. The monument preserves a series of watercolors of the eighteenth century and is located at the corner formed by the streets Pizarro and Gamarra. It is an active center for cultural exhibitions ranging from plastic to recitals and concerts.

Address: Jr. Pizarro 610.
Visits: Mon to Sat 9:15-12:30 & 16:00-18:30

Ganoza Mansion

Ganoza Mansion. Because its architecture, the mansion is more representative of this city. The house is known for “the cover of the Lions” because their entrance is topped by a Baroque Rococo fronton and two lions.

Address: Jr. Independencia 630

De Orbegozo Mansion

De Orbegoso Mansion. This construction was carried out between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in colonial style. The house belonged to President Luis José de Orbegoso and Moncada, hero of the independence of Peru. The house retains many of Marshal personal things, such as paintings, furniture, mirrors and silver. Here there are exhibitions related to art.

Address: Jr. Orbegoso 553
Visits: Mon to Sun 9:30-20:00

The Churches...

La Merced Church
El Carmen Church

El Carmen. This temple is notable for the harmony of its architecture, was built in the eighteenth century. It has about 150 paintings, some of the Quito school of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. There is also a painting called "The Last Supper" by Otto van Veen who was master of the Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens. Notably, the painstaking work of carving covered with gold leaf."

Address: Intersection of Colon st. and Bolivar st.
Visits: Mon to Sun 9:00-13:00

La Merced. This temple dates from the seventeenth century, whose design and construction of the Portuguese citizen Alonso de las Nieves, has a mix of architectural styles in its facade. Interestingly, his body Rococo.

Address: Jr. Pizarro 550
Visits: Mon to Sun 8:00-12:00 & 16:00-20:00

San Agustin Church
San Francisco Church

San Agustín. The temple was built between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with an altar in Baroque style. Emphasize especially the murals representing the apostles and the colonial pulpit of carved wood and gilded.

Address: Jr. Bolivar 508
Visits: Mon to Sun 8:00-12:00 y 16:00-20:00

San Francisco. In the temple are interesting the aisles as well as the paintings of some characters of the Scriptures and saints. Its main altar is decorated with multicolored retablos and pulpit dating from the seventeenth century. In her convent is the site of the National Traditional "San Juan" where he studied the poet Cesar Vallejo.

Address: Intersection on Jr. Independencia & Jr. Gamarra.
Visits: Mon to Sun 8:00-12:00 & 16:00-20:00

Museums: We have:
- Museum of Archeology, Anthropology and History at the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo
- El Carmen church Pinacotec
- Museum of Zoology John Ormea
- Museum of the Toy
- Archaeological Museum José Cassinelli
- Chan Chan Museum Site
- Huaca Dragon Museum Site
- Museum of Natural History, University Antenor Orrego
- Museum of Modern Art


Chan Chan
The Sun Huaca
Chan Chan
The Moon Huaca

Chan Chan. Of Chan or Chang (quingnam = Sun), which shows Chan-Chan (literally: Sun Sun), assuming its true meaning in Spanish: "Big Sun", "Shining Sun", or "Glowing Sun" . Is a pre-Columbian adobe city built on the northern coast of Peru by Chimu culture, is located northwest of the metropolitan area among the districts of Trujillo and Huanchaco. Declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1986 and included in the List of World Heritage in danger. Chan Chan, is composed of 9 small walled cities or towns, It was the capital of the Chimor kingdom, state organization of the Chimu culture. Is the largest adobe built Metropolis in Latin America and the second in the world.

El Sol and La Luna Huacas. The El Sol and La Luna are monuments of Peru, located about five kilometers south of Trujillo, in the district of Moche. This archaeological site was the capital of the physically Mochica culture from the first century B.C. until the ninth century.

The Dragon Huaca

El Dragón Huaca (Arco Iris Huaca). It is located in the north, on the outskirts of the nearby city of Trujillo and Chan Chan. This is a great religious, ceremonial and administrative monument built in adobe, whose walls are decorated with relief friezes, showing figures representing stylized anthropomorphic and the rainbow. Esmeralda Huaca. Adobe pyramid located 5 kilometers from Trujillo. Archaeological site which dates from the Chimu culture.

El Brujo. The El Brujo Archaeological Complex is located on the right margin of the Chicama Valley, near the coastal district of Magdalena de Cao in the province of Ascope. After about 60 minutes from the city of Trujillo, are the pyramids of mud with more than 4.500 years of existence.

Huanchaco Beach
Caballito de Totora

Huanchaco Beach. The Huanchado resort is located in the district of the same name. It is the largest and most beautiful beach in Trujillo city. The name Huanchaco comes from Guaukocha (beautiful lake with goldfish). Today is a traditional and picturesque beach, stop for tourists who visit Trujillo city. In the upper part of the resort stands a beautiful colonial church. This church is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin del Socorro.

Chicama Beach
Cerro Chepén Ruins
Cachicadán Town

Chicama Port. At 70 kilometers from Trujillo city is located in a wide, windy beach, is the preferred place to practice surfing. Equally common is the use of reed boats.

Cerro Chepén. Located 142 kilometers from Trujillo, in the city of Chepen. Is a set of stone buildings, which include rooms, watchtowers and worship.

Otuzco City. Located in the Province of La Libertad, 85 kilometers from Trujillo. A picturesque town in the mountains, surrounded by beautiful Andean landscapes and well visited site because it houses the Virgen de la Puerta, patron of the place. It has attractive wooded landscapes, especially eucalyptus. Built on a rocky and arid zone, was established by the Augustinian missionaries, who found in the region a gateway to the interior of La Libertad, and from the coast. There, more than 360 years ago, erected a chapel. The feast of Virgen de la Puerta takes place in Otuzco between 13 and December 16.

Baths of Cachicadán. Located 183 kilometers from Trujillo in the province of Santiago de Chuco. Settled on the slopes of Cerro La Botica.

Pacasmayo Province. It has a beautiful beach (Poemape), Raimondi Museum and some archaeological sites such as Cerro Dos Cabezas (Moche Culture).

Don’t forget!


Remember! Bring your ISIC (International Student Identification Card) because you’ll get important discounts in cinemas, museums, transports… Almost every museum has free access or has a student discount.

Useful Phone Numbers

Municipal Police --> Phone number: (+51)-(44)-298734
Police Emergency --> Phone number: 105
Civil Defense - Trujillo Headquarters --> Phone number: (+51)-(44)-473799
Peruvian Red Cross - Trujillo Headquarters --> Phone number: (+51)-(44)-292243
Emergency - Hospital Belén de Trujillo/MINSA --> Phone number: (+51)-(44)-245748
Emergency - Hospital Regional Docente de Trujillo/MINSA --> Phone number: (+51)-(44)-231581
Emergency - Hospital Víctor Lazarte Echegaray/EsSalud --> Phone number: (+51)-(44)-216119
Fire Company --> Phone number: (+51)-(44)-297191


Crhistian Omar Benitez Castro
Local Exchange Officer 2009/2010
Standing Committee on Professional Exchange - SCOPE
IFMSA Peru / LC IFMSA Trujillo UNT
Universidad Nacional de Trujillo

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We want to say "THANK YOU!" to all of our former incoming that joined our exchange program. It was a unique experience we all made with your different cultures and customs. Thank you for this fantastic possibility of intercultural exchange. We hope we could offer you a great time here in Trujillo!

You are all welcome again anytime you want. All the best to you and yours!



July 2009: Gynecology/Obstetrics: Dr. García and Marion
July 2009: Gyneco-Obstetrics Team: Marion
July 2009: Internal Medicine/Rheumatology: Dr. Barrantes and Julien
July 2009: Internal Medicine/Rheumatology Team: Julien

Social Program

July '09

July 2009: Welcoming Ceremony in our Medical Faculty: Marion & Julien
July 2009: Sandboarding in Laredo: Marion & Julien
July 2009: Tumbas Reales Museum - Chiclayo City: Marion & Julien
July 2009: The Moon's Huaca: Julien
July 2009: Chan Chan: Marion & Julien
July 2009: The Dragon Huaca: Marion & Julien
July 2009: Eating Pizza: Marion & Julien
July 2009: Trujillo Night: Marion & Julien
July 2009: Toy Museum: Marion & Julien
July 2009: Goodbye Pack: Marion & Julien
July 2009: Goodbye Marion & Julien, All the best to you and yours!