Top 5 of the Best Tourist Places in Lambayeque to visit

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Top 5 of the Best Tourist Places in Lambayeque to visit

All tourist sites in the department of Lambayeque stand out for their archaeological, handicraft, ecological, gastronomic, museum and historical references. It will be an alternative to the tourist tour of Cusco in which Machu Picchu is its greatest exponent.

Among the archaeological sites in Lambayeque you can visit the pyramids of Túcume, the Chotuna-Chornancap complex, you can also see the museums of the Sicán culture, the Afro-Peruvian museum of Zaña, the museum of Sitio, the museum of Túcume, learn about the legend of the man of Sipán, go to tourist places like Reque, Pimentel, Espinal, as well as typical markets, colonial churches, clean beaches, succulent restaurants, ecological parks or see buildings of great interest.

While you are traveling to Peru you may need to keep communication or a translation app. That’s why you may need to use one of our mobile phone plans for tourists to avoid high roaming costs. In order to make a nice trip here in PeruSIM. Here are some of the 5 best tourist places in Lambayeque.

1. Chiclayo

Chiclayo is the capital of the homonymous province. It is located 13 hours by road from the city of Lima, in the center of a rich archaeological zone where the pre-Hispanic Mochica and Sicán cultures developed.

The tourist sites of Lambayeque are multiple and diverse as the cathedral of neoclassical architecture, attributed to Gustavo Eiffel; the basilica San Antonio, with an amazing wood carving, also the Paseo de las Musas where figures of Greek mythology are represented.

Chiclayo is called the capital of friendship and tourism because of the friendly and helpful character of its people. Make it your gateway to the pre-Hispanic culture of this region. 

2. Velo de Novia Waterfall

At the Velo de Novia waterfall you will find beautiful viewpoints.

Among the natural attractions of Lambayeque you can visit the Velo de Novia waterfall, whose name is due to the sinuous way the water falls, similar to a fine veil.

It is surrounded by a vast vegetation with species such as walnut, yungui, palm trees and ferns and has beautiful viewpoints to appreciate the entire landscape. Here you can bathe or if you are more adventurous practice rappelling or trekking.

3. Tucume Pyramids

It is one of the archaeological sites of Lambayeque that you must visit on your trip to Peru, located in the so-called Valley of the Pyramids with its majestic constructions and the beauty of its surroundings.

The buildings are the remains of numerous pyramids or adobe Huacas made on a rocky structure and built by the Lambayeque culture between 700 and 1000 AD.

You will find the Temple of the Sacred Stone because in its interior were found pieces of gold-plated feathers, the Temple of the Mythical Bird so named because it is decorated with bird designs and the Huaca de las Balsas with ornaments of these boats and marine nets.

It is recommended that you bring light clothing, plenty of water and sunscreen. You can stay at the hotel Los Horcones de Túcume with good service and traditional architecture.

From Chiclayo to Tucume it takes about 25 minutes. From there you must take a moto-taxi that in 10 minutes will take you to the pyramids. You will find a whole world to discover in one of the archaeological and tourist attractions of Lambayeque.

4. Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum

Located in the city of Lambayeque, it is recognized among the best in the world in its category for its architectural design inspired by the ancient truncated pyramids of the Mochica culture.

The access way is through a 60 meter long ramp; in its interior are displayed more than a thousand gold pieces representative of that culture.

The rooms contain various ornaments, attire, emblems used by the nobility and The Lord of Sipan, one of the most important rulers of ancient Peru around 1700 AD.

The exhibits were discovered by Peruvian archaeologists in 1987 in the Huaca Rajada-Sipan Mausoleum, all of them original and carefully restored for conservation and exhibition.

It is one of the most complete museums with samples of the pre-Columbian world, the tour can be done in about three hours accompanied by an expert guide. There are frequent folkloric performances and permanent workshops on gold, silver, pottery, weaving, medicinal plants and shamanism.

5. Sicán National Cultural Museum

The museum is one of Lambayeque\’s cultural attractions and stands out as a center for research, protection, and dissemination of archeological pieces from this historical culture developed between 750 and 1300 A.D.

It houses pieces of metallurgical art, funerary objects and ceremonial knives (tumi) typical of the Lambayeque or Sicán culture. In one of its rooms there are dioramas that will transport you back centuries to appreciate domestic details of this culture, contemplate the tombs of the members of the nobility and visualize funerary offerings.

The tomb of the Señor de Sicán (Lord of Sicán) will surely catch your attention, showing a man dressed in shell and semiprecious stones, buried with part of his possessions and objects.

This exhibition shows the economic wealth, social organization and technological progress of the ancient inhabitants of the Sicán culture, whose meaning is House of the Moon.

You can also visit two other rooms: one of funerary patterns with replicas of tombs, attire and ornaments and another room where you will find gold masks, crowns and necklaces. You can get to the museum located in Ferreñafe in about 25 minutes from Chiclayo, its visiting hours are from Tuesday to Sunday.

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