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Trujillo is pretty quiet except on weekends, when it springs to life. A few nightclubs and peñas are clustered in the centro, but most of the hopping discos that go all night are very local and young affairs, on the outskirts of the city. Trujillo has a surprising roster of casinos and movie houses (including two multiplexes showing recently arrived English-language films), and those are as good as any destination for an evening out.

Las Tinajas, Pizarro 383 (tel. 044/296-272), with a balcony overlooking the Plaza de Armas, is a pretty chic and popular bar with a downstairs disco, good for drinks midweek. On weekends, it features live rock and pop; the cover is usually S/5. El Estribo, San Martín 810, is a lively and large open music hall with peña music and Mariah Carey wannabes occasionally performing. The cover charge is about S/10. La Canana, San Martín 791 (tel. 044/232-503), is another nearby peña with a good restaurant and live music and dancing on weekends. The cover is usually about S/10.

Luna Rota, at América Sur 2119 in the Santa María district at the end of Huayna Cápac (tel. 044/228-877), is an all-in-one complex with a thumping disco for teenagers, a pub, and a casino for slightly more mature folks. The cover in the disco and pub is usually S/10.

Cine Primavera, Orbegoso 239, near the Plaza de Armas (tel. 044/241-277), has first-run American and European films in their original languages and draws long lines of moviegoers. Among the collection of casinos along Orbegoso and Pizarro is Casino Solid Gold, Orbegoso 554 (tel. 044/207-662). Open daily 24 hours, the club features cocktail waitresses in flashy short skirts and has a low-rent Vegas feel to it.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.