Zaña

Zaña - Chiclayo

46 km southeast of the city of Chiclayo (1 hour and 30 minutes by bus). In Zana are the remains of what was a colonial city founded in 1563. It is a ghost town, home of legends and stories, like one that tells the invasion and sacking at the hands of the pirate Edward Davis in 1686. It was destroyed by the phenomenon of El Niño in 1720. Today it houses the remains of St. Augustine, St. Francisco convents and the portico of La Merced church. It was the birthplace of African-American dances as Golpe de Tierra, Tonderos and Festejos.


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