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Trujillo, Peru

Diego De Almagro
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Trujillo: Peru meets Europe in the Desert Trujillo  Peru

Trujillo: Peru meets Europe in the Desert

Trujillo stands out in northern Peru, where desert monotones blend with cinderblock architecture punctuated by sprawling garbage dumps. Trujillo pops out of the desert with brightly colored colonial buildings restored to beautiful effect. Stroll around to see pink, yellow, and blue buildings and cathedrals with white wedding cake frosting details. Visit the Mercado Central for street food and to see locals buying their groceries.

The Cafe y Museo del Juguete, near the Plaza de Armas is a great place to get a drink. It feels very european, with a wood bar and black and white photos pinned to the walls.