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A warrior priest in the Huaca Rajada Site Museum – Sipán © Daniel Silva / PROMPERÚ

Lambayeque A practical guide for visitors


Pómac Forest© Luis Yupanqui / PROMPERÚ

Thirty pyramids corresponding to the reign of the Lord of Sicán form part of the Pómac Forest Historical Sanctuary, a refuge for the Peruvian carob tree and for birds.


Lambayeque Location

Northern coast of Peru

Capital

Chiclayo (29 meters)

Elevation Min.: Max.:

4 meters (Pimentel) 3078 meters (Incahuasi)

Climate Temperature

Max.:

32 ยบC

Min.:

18 ยบC

Dec - Mar

June - Sept

Mar - June

Sept - Dec

Arriving By land

13 hr. Trujillo-Chiclayo: 209 km / 3 hr. 30 min. Piura-Chiclayo: 211 km / 3 hr. Cajamarca-Chiclayo: 265 km / 6 hr. Chachapoyas-Chiclayo: 449 km / 10 hr. Lima-Chiclayo: 770 km /

By air Lima-Chiclayo:

1 hr. 15 min.


Calendar Mar/Apr

Easter

22-30 July

Monsefú Typical Cultural Exhibitions (Fexticum) Traditional Fair

5 Aug

Holy Cross of Motupe

14 Sept

Señor Cautivo de Monsefú

What to buy? Monsefú and Eten are home to clever craftsman who use the paja (straw) to make sombreros (hats), cestas (baskets) and carteras (bags), among other products. Their embroidery on napkins, tablecloths, clothing and blankets is also well known.

What to eat? Lambayeque’s gastronomy is one of the most well-known nationally. As a coastal region, fish and shellfish-based dishes are features, such as cebiche, chinguirito (guitarfish dried meat cebiche) or stingray tortilla. The seco de cabrito con frijoles (goat stew with beans) and arroz con pato (duck with rice) are emblematic dishes. Its traditional sweets include the king kong (alfajor biscuit) filled with blancmange, pineapple jelly and peanut), dátiles rellenos (filled dates) and machacado de membrillo (crushed quince).

Arroz con pato © Alex Bryce / PROMPERÚ


Distances

By private travel from Chiclayo to the cities of: DESTINATION

DISTANCE

TIME

Lambayeque (Lambayeque Province)

12 km

15 min

Ferreñafe (Ferreñafe Province)

18 km

20 min

Spectacled bears in the Chaparrí Ecological Reserve © Heinz Plenge

Tours

4 ½ days (the minimum recommended stay)

1 day

Túcume museum, Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum, Brüning National Archeological Museum and Chotuna Chornancap Museum.

1 day

Sicán National Museum, Pómac Forest Historical Sanctuary and Chiclayo Historic Center.

1 day

Huaca Ventarrón Archeological Complex, Huaca Rajada Sipan Museum, Zaña City and Afro-Peruvian Museum.

1 day

Chaparrí Ecological Reserve.

½ day

Pimentel seaside resort town and Monsefú Handicraft Market


To Piura

Lambayeque

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Departmental capital Provincial capital District capital Tourist araction Provincial border Main road Asphalted road Unmade road Airport Natural Protected Area

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Olmos Cañaris Zuzupampa

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Laquipampa Wildlife Refuge Jayanca Pacora Íllimo

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Pómac Forest Historical Sanctuary

FERREÑAFE

Túcume

Túcume Museum

Mochumi

Mórrope

Pítipo

Church of San Pedro Lambayeque Brüning National Archaeological Museum

Sipán Royal Tombs Museum

San José

Pueblo Nuevo

Sicán National Museum Ferreñafe Manuel Antonio Mesones Muro

José Picsi Leonardo Ortiz Pomalca

La Victoria

CHICLAYO

Pimentel Seaside Resort

Pimentel Monsefú Santa Rosa Eten Port of Eten

Chongoyape

Church of Santa Lucía de Ferreñafe

Reque

Monsefú Handicraft Market

Pátapo

Chaparrí Ecological Reserve

Tumán Pucalá

Huaca Rajada – Sipán Museum Oyotún Nueva Arica

Huaca Ventarrón Archeological Complex

CHICLAYO

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Zaña

Afro-Peruvian Museum

Mocupe

OCEAN To Cajamarca

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What to see? Chiclayo Province The Santa María Cathedral Church

Opposite the main park, at the intersection of San José St. and Block 8 Elías Aguirre St. Opening hours, Mon - Fri: 6:15 am - 9:00 pm / Sat: 6:15 am - 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm 9:00 pm / Sun: 6:15 am - 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm This neoclassical church was built in 1869, with three naves, a facade with two levels and doric columns.

The Chiclayo Municipal Palace

823 San José St. Opening hours, Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm Built in 1919, behind its large windows and wrought iron gates the palace hosts a collection of photographs that relate the history of Chiclayo.

Elías Aguirre Square

Elías Aguirre St. and block 3 of San José St. The Peruvian sculptor David Lozano designed this small plaza in 1924 in honor of the Chiclayan hero Elias Aguirre, who participated in the Ba€le of Angamos (1879).

The San Antonio Basilica

Luis Gonzáles Ave., block 4. Opening hours, Mon - Sat: 6:00 am - 9:00 am and 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm / Sun: 6:00 am - 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. The order of San Francisco Solano built this basilica in 1949 in neocolonial style.

The La Verónica Chapel

294 Torres Paz St. Opening hours, Mon - Sun: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Features of this church built in 1840 are the twin bell towers, the use of carob beams and the main altarpiece coated in bronze.

Pimentel Seaside Resort

11 km to the west of the city of Chiclayo (20 min. by car). This modern resort a€racts surf enthusiasts. The area’s artisanal fishermen keep alive a Pre-Columbian tradition: the use of caballitos de totora (boats made of Totora stems).

The Monsefú Handicraft Market

16 km to the south of the city of Chiclayo (15 min. by public transport). This market is the ideal place to purchase the handicrafts for which Monsefú is known: fabrics of woven straw, co€on and thread, as well as embroidery.

Eten

22.4 km to the south of the city of Chiclayo (25 min. by public transport). This town is considered the “paja macora (straw fabric) handicraft capital” and in honor of that title, the main square sports the world's largest paja straw hat. Religious fervor in all its splendor is on display during the Festival of the Divine Miracle Child, which celebrates his appearance on June 2nd and July 22, 1649 in a consecrated host. The Port of Eten is 2.2 km away.


Huaca Ventarrón Archeological Complex

7 km to the east of the city of Chiclayo and 4 km to the east of the road to Sipán, in the district of Pomalca (15 min. by car). Opening hours, Tues-Sun: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Ticket entry. The complex consists of Pre-Hispanic constructions on the foothills of the Cerro Ventarrón mountain, in the center of the valley. It also has the oldest murals in America that date back 4500 years.

City of Zaña

46 km to the southeast of the city of Chiclayo (40 min. by public transport). The vice-royal city of Zaña was destroyed by the effects of the El Niño phenomenon in 1720. Some structures from that era are still standing and can be visited, including the San Agustín and San Francisco convents, and the doorway of the Church of La Merced. It is also the birth place of Afro-Peruvian dances such as the tondero and the festejo.

The Afro-Peruvian Museum

Jr. Independencia 645, Zaña (5 min. on foot from the square). Opening hours, Mon - Sun: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Ticket entry. The objective of the museum is to disseminate Afro-Peruvian culture. It portrays the living conditions of slaves brought from Africa to work the land along the coast of colonial Peru. It has museographic collections that show the African cultural heritage

The Huaca Rajada

35 km to the southeast of the city of Chiclayo (45 min. by car). Opening hours, Mon - Sun: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Ticket entry. This complex consists of two truncated pyramids and a funeral platform that watch over the majestic entombment of a Moche ruler. The powers of this individual, known today as the Lord of Sipán, can be inferred from the funeral dowry treasures, composed of multiple gold and silver jewels and by the entourage of bodies that accompany him (a warrior, a priest, a child, a guardian, two women, a dog and a llama).

The Chaparrí Ecological Reserve

65 km to the east of the city of Chiclayo (2 hr. by car). Visits by prior arrangement, telephone (074) 433-194 / 978-519-857. Ticket entry. Belonging to the Muchik Santa Catalina de Chongoyape campesina community, this is the first private conservation area in the country. Its 34,412 hectares protect the area’s dry forests and a great variety of wildlife, in particular species in danger of extinction such as the spectacled bear, the the pava aliblanca (white-winged guan) and the Andean condor. It registers 183 species of birds, 47 of them endemic.

Caballitos de totora at Pimentel © Heinz Plenge


Lambayeque Province Lambayeque City

12 km to the north of the city of Chiclayo (15 min. by car). This city is renowned for the flair of its chefs and is an ideal place to enjoy the delights of regional cuisine. It is also known for having the longest vice-royal balcony in Peru, at Montjoy House or Logia Masónica. It measures 64 meters and was carved in wood over 400 years ago. Other vive-royal building include Descalzi House.

The Church of San Pedro

In the Main Square of the city of Lambayeque. The church was built in the mid 17th century and features twin towers, murals and a semicircular arcade. Our Lady of Mercy is the most outstanding of the Rococo altarpieces that decorate the lateral naves.

The Brüning National Archeological Museum

Huamachuco Ave., block 7, two blocks from the Lambayeque Main Square. Opening hours, Mon - Sun: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm. Tel. (074) 282-110. Ticket entry. This museum houses the collection of the German ethnographer Enrique Brüning. It is composed of pieces from regional cultures, including po‹ery, textiles, goldsmiths, works in stone, bone, wood, among others.

The Sipán Royal Tombs Museum

895 Juan Pablo Vizcardo y Guzmán Ave., Lambayeque City. Opening hours, Tues-Sun: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Tel. (074) 283-978. Ticket entry. This museum exhibits earrings, power scepters, pectorals, nose rings, necklaces and gold headdresses from the funeral dowry of the Lord of Sipán, the Old Lord of Sipán and the Priest. These discoveries were the result of excavations in Huaca Rajada, in the locality of Sipán.

Chotuna - Chornancap Museum

8.5 km to the west of the city of Lambayeque (20 min. by car). Opening hours, Mon - Sun: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Ticket entry. This set of truncated pyramids is associated with the legend of Naylamp, which is a founding myth of the culture of Lambayeque. The legend holds that Naylamp ordered the construction of Chot, one of the complex’s huacas, and the placing in it of a stone turquoise-colored idol known as Ñam Pallec. The site museum displays discoveries from the excavations.

Túcume Museum

1 km to the east of the village of Túcume (5 min. by car), 21 km to the northeast of the Main Square of Lambayeque (30 min. on public transport). Opening hours, Mon - Sun: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Tel. (074) 835-625. Ticket entry. The Valley of the Pyramids was founded by Calac, a descendant of Naylamp, around AD 700. There are 26 pyramids in total, the most outstanding being the Huaca del Pueblo, Cerro La Raya and Huaca las Balsas. In addition to tours of these huacas, the community, commi‹ed to the conservation of its heritage, offers regional dish tastings, as well as healing sessions. Visitors can access the new museum that exposes more than a thousand objects found including textiles, ceramics and metal objects.


Ferreñafe Province Ferreñafe City

18 km to the northeast of the city of Chiclayo (20 min. by car). This city is also known as the “Land of twin faiths”, because of the co-existence of catholic and shamanic beliefs. Today it is a land of farmers, dedicated mainly to rice growing.

The Church of Santa Lucía de Ferreñafe

In the Main Square of the city of Ferreñafe. The facade of this temple built in 1652 features “The Eyes of Santa Lucía”, patron saint of the city. Its interior houses precious wood carvings and marble altars in Baroque style.

The Sicán National Museum

Batán Grande Ave., block 9 , on the highway to Pítipo, 1 km to the north of the Ferreñafe Main Square (5 min by car). Opening hours, Tues-Sun: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Tel. (074) 286-469. Ticket entry. This museum displays discoveries from the excavations of Batán Grande, such as dowries recovered from its tombs. These objects allow greater understanding of daily life in Lambayeque culture, its social system and religious beliefs.

The Pómac Forest Historical Sanctuary

22 km to the northeast of the Ferreñafe Main Square (20 min. by car). Opening hours, Mon - Sun: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Ticket entry. Thirty huacas belonging to Lambayeque culture have been discovered in this dry forest, which is the habitat for the algarrobo (Peruvian carob), the zapotes (American Carob) and a number of bird species. A large quantity of golden objects were discovered in the pyramids, in particular the funeral dowry from the tomb of the Loro huaca, comprised of crowns, masks, weapons, bracelets and gold weapons, in addition to turquoise, lapis lazuli and amber beads, as well as spondylus shells.

The Laquipampa Wildlife Refuge

56 km to the northeast of the Ferreñafe Main Square (2 hr. 30 min. by car). Visits by prior arrangement, telephone (074) 777-119 (Sernanp). The refuge is composed of different habitats, such as dry forest, montane low forest and scrub. Its objective is the preservation of the white-winged guan, a species that for a century was believed extinct. This mythical bird can be spo‹ed early in the morning (5:30 to 8:00 am) and towards the end of the afternoon (4:00 to 6:30 pm) in Lajas, 3 km west of Laquipampa.

Pómac Forest Historical Sanctuary © Fernando Criollo / PROMPERÚ


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A must-see on the Moche Route. The Sipán Royal Tombs Museum shows the sumptuous trousseau of a noble Moche dignitary (100 AD - 600 AD).


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