Trujillo is home to some highly significant archeological sites, including the ancient city of Chan Chan, the Temples of the Sun and Moon (Huacas Sol y Luna), and a number of other sacred sites. Chan Chan was the largest adobe city in the world, and in fact the largest city of Precolombian times. The so-called Temples of the Sun and Moon actually have no special connection to the sun or moon, but are simply called by those names. The Temple of the Moon was a site of real sacrificial combat, meaning that the loser would be sacrificed. As for who or what they were sacrificed to, the image of one of these personalities is at the top of this post. These archeological sites in and around Trujillo are indeed highly recommended.
Although Trujillo is the third largest city in Peru, it is pretty rough going for nomad cafes. My theory is that its quota is in nearby Huanchaco. But there were a few places that were just about workable.
Although I personally ended up staying in Trujillo for some few nights, I don’t think it can compare with Huanchaco as a place to stay. However, while staying in Huanchaco, I was coming into Trujillo at least twice a week. And when I did, I would work at the aforementioned cafes.
Enjoy your visit to Trujillo and the bloodthirsty gods of old!