Chiclayo, Lambayeque – Destinies of Peru
Is the capital city of the Lambayeque region in northern Peru, located 13 kilometers inland from the Pacific coast and 770 kilometers Lima. As of 2011, Chiclayo is the third largest metropolitan area of Perú.
In this region two important cultures were developed: Mochica & Lambayeque, which archaeology remains and history is Waiting for your Discovery.
The Mochicans are considered the producers of the best ceramic artifacts because of the elaborate designs of the pottery. These designs represent religious themes, humans, animals, and scenes of ceremonies and myths reflecting their perception of the world. They are noted for their expressiveness, perfection, and realism.
The Lambayeque culture or Sican existed between the years A.D. 700 to A.D. 1375 and occupied the territory of the current-day department of Lambayeque. The area near the current-day city of Chiclayo was part of the Lambayeque civilization.
This culture was formed towards the end of the Moche civilization assimilating much of their knowledge and cultural traditions.
Tours in Chiclayo
Extension: 3,163.06 Km.2
Population: 757,452 hab.
Altitude: 271 m.s.n.m.
Climate: Chiclayo has a warm and very dry desert climate with the sun shining all year around.
Festividades religiosas: Devotos de la Cruz de Chalpón se congrega cada año en el festival en Motupe, al que acuden miles de peregrinos de todas partes del Perú.
Typical food: Ceviche, arroz con pato, seco de cabrito, chirimpico y chinguirito, una causa ferreñafana, tortilla de raya y acompañarlo con una chicha de jora, espesado, aguadito de patom Alfajores, alfeñique, dulce de membrillo, maní confitado y kingkong