The burial chamber of the “Señor de Sipán”
In the eighties, around 35 km east of Chiclayo, a sensational discovery was made: the burial chamber of the “Señor de Sipán”. We still do not know exactly who he was (very likely a noble), but his grave clothes were adorned with gold, silver, and jewels, and the burial chamber was full of priceless treasures. He is believed to have lived over 1,600 years ago, but when and how he was killed remains a mystery to this day.
The treasures recovered from the burial chamber can now be admired at the Brüning Museum in Lambayeque, 11 km from Chiclayo.
The valley of the pyramids
Sipán is not the only important archaeological site in the area. Túcume, the Valley of the Pyramids, is also not far from the city and magically attracts especially amateur photographers. A total of 26 pyramids extend throughout the area and are maintained and maintained by a very active community.
Hotels in Chiclayao
Here you can stay overnight
Chiclayo offers everything from basic hostels to luxury resorts. Comfortable and cheap accommodation is the Hotel Embajador on Calle 7 de Enero 1368. For 25 – 35, – Euro per night and person who gets W-LAN, breakfast, transfer to the airport, jacuzzi and much more.