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Tourism in Lambayeque

Lambayeque Peru

Ferreñafe Province City of Ferreñafe

Spanish foundation, is populated by farmers dedicated for the cultivation of rice. The ancient Church of Santa Lucia (Baroque). It is known as "Land of the double faith" maintain Catholic beliefs and shamanic yet.

Church Santa Lucia of Ferreñafe

Built in 1552, it presents valuable wood carvings and marble altars of Baroque style . Architecturally it is characterized by columns with angled tips that decorate its faade, which shows in unique detail "The eyes of Saint Lucia", patron saint of the city, between its two towers with semi-spherical domes.

Sican National Museum

Sican or House of the Moon is a museum that contains the product of research which, for more than two decades, made the archaeologist Izumi Shimada, Director of the Sicán Aarchaeological Project (1978).
The exhibition collects artifacts found in the excavations at the site of Batan Grande and shows them as they were used or produced. The intention is to translate various aspects linked to the Sican culture, through the representation of details of domestic life, of the processes of manufacturing or production work. Excavated tombs are represented in the halls and displays the found funeral regalia.
The Museum provides detailed information of the process of excavation and conservation of the site, as well as chronology, development, networks of Exchange, economic activities, burial patterns and worldview of the Lambayeque or Sicán culture.

Protected Natural Area - Pómac Forest Historical Sanctuary

This dry forest is a haven of carob trees, birds, and archaeological remains of the Sican culture. 20 Structures pre Inca as Huaca Las Ventanas, Huaca Lucia, Huaca La Merced or Huaca Rodillona, among others have been found. Archaeological finds have been surprised by the amount of found gold objects.
The Sicán archaeological project placed a burial with valuable funerary regalia, consisting of crowns, headbands, masks, bracelets, necklaces, weapons, guards and other objects of gold, as well as accounts of spondylus shells, lapis lazuli, turquoise and amber. The forest presents a flora varied sapodilla, guarangos and carob trees.

Archaeological Complex of Batan Grande

In the Huaca La Ventana was found in late 1936 and early 1937, a series of gold objects, including the Tumi of gold (ceremonial knife) and the mask of winged eyes, in 1991, was the discovery of the tomb of Lord of Sicán.

Lambayeque Province

City of Lambayeque

Retains beautiful viceregal mansions as the Cúneo House and the House Descalzi, but the best known is the home of the Masonic Lodge, which owes its fame to its ancient carved balcony of more than 400 years. This balcony is 64 meters, so it is considered to be the longest of Peru. The House is located at the intersection of the streets Dos de Mayo and San Martín. Other important buildings in the town are St. Peter's Church from the 16th century and the City University, home to the National University Pedro Ruiz Gallo.

Church San Pedro of Lambayeque

In the mid-17TH century, characterized by its twin towers, his three naves and its arches of half point. In the side naves there are Rococo altarpieces in gilded wood, dating from the 18th century. Of these, the best-known is that of Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes. Behind some altarpieces, walls decorated with mural painting whose antiquity dates from the 17TH century have been found.

National Museum Royal Tombs of Sipán

Modern architecture, it houses the collection of archaeological of gold, silver and copper, from the tomb of the Lord of Sipan.
The Museum is run by the archaeologist Walter Alva, Manager and director of the project, and who was also the discoverer of the burial at the archaeological site of Huaca Rajada, in the town of Sipan.
Include earrings, ceremonial scepters, medallions, a heavy round ingot of solid gold, nose rings, necklaces of gold in the form of peanuts, and headdress, eyes, helmet and chin of gold.

National Archaeological Museum Bruning

It displays the collection of artifacts collected by the German ethnographer Enrique Bruning. In its four floors are objects of pottery, textiles, works in stone, wood, etc. All of them show strong artistic and technological character of regional cultures Moche, Vicus, Chavín and Inca for the last 5 000 years. The "Golden Room" of this Museum is a sample of incalculable historical value of pre-Columbian America.

Archaeological Complex of Huaca Chotuna

This set of truncated pyramids and facilities extends over an area of approximately 20 hectares. This place is identified with the legend of Naymlap and the foundation of the Lambayeque culture. According to this legend, Naymlap himself ordered the construction of one of the temples in the complex, known as Chott, place where he put a green stone idol known as Ñam Pallec . Until today people fear and respect the huaca, because they think that in the depths of the Earth are still Naymlap and their descendants.

Archaeological Complex of Túcume

Dates back to 700 years A.C and, according to legend, was founded by Calac, descendant of Naymlap. Tucume or the Valley of the Pyramids, as it is also called, is comprised of 26 pyramids including the Huaca of the town, La Raya, the Sun and stakes.
Programs that include, in addition to the archaeological richness, gastronomic tasting, experiences of healing, traditional medicine, and cultural exchange are offered.
It should be noted that the local community in Túcume is very involved with the conservation of its natural and cultural heritage.



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