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Trujillo, Spain

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1 day in Trujillo

Estimated time to visit:  4 hours (lunch time not included)

Trujillo, a mid-size town in Cáceres, is part of the land of the “Conquistadores”  

Trujillo in a nutshell

Trujillo is a picturesque town that lies on a granite hill and is the birthplace of Francisco Pizarro (1475-1541), conqueror of Peru. Trujillo, the Roman Turgalium, is a small town full of history, good restaurants and hotels and a perfect stop on your way to Caceres, Portugal or a trip from Madrid to Seville. We love its amazing main square, one of our favorite squares in Spain for sure!

Trujillo - Visitors guide

Top things to do in Trujillo


Guadalupe monastery

Before we start with the top highlights in Trujillo we should also mention the amazing Monastery of Guadalupe, located at one hour drive from Trujillo. The monastery of Guadalupe is one of Spain´s best monasteries and it is a Unesco heritage site. 

Santa María la Mayor:

This church was built in Romanesque style on the foundations of a mosque in the 13C and altered in Gothic style in the 15&16C. It stands at the North West edge of the old ring of walls and has a beautiful portal in transitional style and late 15 Century San Martín is the church on the Plaza Mayor. It dates from the 15&16C. It is a single aisled church with Gothic vaulting and a Renaissance portal.

The castle of Trujillo

The castle has its massive square towers of Moorish origin. The semi-cylindrical towers were added after the Reconquista. On the keep (Torre del Homenaje) stands he 16 Century statue of the Virgen de la Victoria, patron saint of the city.

Plaza Mayor of Trujillo

The Plaza Mayor in Trujillo is without a doubt one of the most impressive squares in Spain! with arcades and beautiful mansions. The bronze equestrian statue of Francisco Pizarro, conqueror of Peru born in Trujillo in 1475) seems to control everything that happens in Trujillo!

Palacio del Marqués de la Conquista:

This palace was built by Hernando Pizarro, son-in-law of the Conquistador. It has a Plateresque façade with a coat-of-arms, window grilles, and twelve statues on the cornice, which depict the months of the year. The medallions on the corner balconies depict Pizarro and his wife, the Indian princess Inés Yupanqui, as well as the builder Hernando Pizarro and his wife Francisca.

History of Trujillo

was fortified under the Arabs (town walls have survived in part) and given the name Torgiela or Truxillo. After the town was recaptured under Ferdinand III in 1232 it became the seat of the Trujillo Order of Knights.

Trujillo in the movies

Trujillo attracts many location experts in their search for the perfect venue for their movie. A good number of Spanish movies and TV series have chosen Trujillo as part of their settings. Trujillo has been recently featured in Still Star Crossed, or the more famous Games of Thrones: part of the final battle of season 7 was filmed in Trujillo. Jammie Lannister and Bronn scanned the horizon from the heights of the “castle of Trujillo” worried about the attack by Daenerys’ hordes. If you are interested in the best movies in Spain 

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