Trujillo: a destination with a lot of beauty and history (and not just old)

Trujillo is considered one of the most beautiful municipalities in Spain. This Extremadura town is rich in history and heritage , which has made it one of the main tourist destinations in Cáceres and the entire national territory. The best known is, perhaps, its Plaza Mayor, but it has many more attractions that, from the past, have jumped to the present and have become current due to the recording of an episode of the popular series "Game of Thrones".

Main Square

Although it is the best known, the Plaza Mayor deserves a separate mention. In Renaissance style, it contains the equestrian statue of Francisco Pizarro from 1929, which was made by the American sculptors Mari Arriman and Charles Cary Ramsay.

This square is surrounded by the most important buildings related to the main characters of the Modern Age such as the Pizarro-Orellana, Piedras Albas, Santa Marta or La Conquista.

The square has been the commercial center for many years, today also hosting a wide range of events ranging from shows and celebrations such as the Cheese Fair.


What to see

Apart from the Plaza Mayor, in Trujillo there are many other things to see. For example, there are its walls , which are located on the Cabeza de Zorro hill, and its castle . The complex is a great fortress of the Caliphate of Córdoba in which the rectangular towers stand out from which spectacular views can be seen.

Churches are also not lacking because, in addition, in this town we find several. One of them is the Church of Santa María La Mayor , while the Church of San Martín , which is in the Plaza Mayor, and the Church of San Francisco in which the participation of the architect Francisco Becerra stands out.

The tour of Trujillo takes us to see its palaces . Among them, the one of the Marquis of the Conquest stands out, which is known as the shield, as well as the Palace of Luis Chaves el Viejo, which is part of the defensive system of the town.

The town also houses the Palace of Juan Pizarro de Orellana, who was the mayor of Cuzco and colonizer of Peru; the Palacio de San Carlos with its typical corner balcony and the Palacio de los Marquesses de Santa Marta by Alonso Ruiz de Avilés, who was Pizarro’s companion.