In the region around Trujillo and La Libertad today I used to live the Mochica and the Chimú, as you can see today in the preserved monuments. But with the incursion of the Incas, the area was incorporated and subordinated to the kingdom, at least until Francisco Pizarro appeared on the scene. Trujillo was officially founded in 1535, named after the birthplace of the Spanish conquistador. The city was particularly popular among Spanish nobles because of the temperate climate, so dozens were established here.
But Trujillo was also for a time the home of Simón Bolívar, the national hero and Peruvian independence, so in 1820 independence was proclaimed here.
The area around the capital of the region of La Libertad has quickly become an agricultural entity due to the excellent weather conditions and so ingenious irrigation system that is still used today. Mainly corn and grain were (and will be) grown here, but mangoes, avocados or peppers are also found in abundance.
In 2010, the “Sustainable City” project started in Trujillo, which initially focused only on climate sustainability, but now also includes the protection of the environment and an increase in quality of life. In 2012 another project was launched, “Smart City”, which deals with the development and improvement of public transport and safety.