Chiclayo Museums and Archaeological Attractions
Brüning National Archaeological Museum
Chiclayo’specializes in Moche, Labayeque / Sicán and Chimu cultures, and its Gold Room houses one of the finest collections of relics in the Americas. The Tumbas Reales de Sipán Museum, built in the shape of a pyramid, is the official depository for the treasure trove from the Lord of Sipán excavation.
31 miles (50 km) from Chiclayo, is a complex of some 50 adobe pyramids from the Sicán period, 900 A.D. to 1100 A.D., where some of the finest examples of pre-Columbian gold artifacts were discovered in ornate tombs.
Chiclayo – Túcume
An extensive complex of 26 Moche ruins 22 miles (35 km) north of Chiclayo. The site is also known as the valley of the Pyramids.
Is the remains of a Moche city and ceremonial center, inhabited some 1,400 years ago by as many as 10,000 people.
The ruins are located about 15.5 miles (25 km) from Sipán, and lie near Chongoyape, a pleasant town that also boasts an ancient aqueduct system and several interesting ruins.