Top things to do in Trujillo
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.