Trujillo

Extremadura, Spain

MéridaCáceresZafra Plasencia



Trujillo a quaint little town located in the South West region of Spain is a pleasure to visit, well known as being the birthplace of the conquistador Francisco Pizarro who conquered the Incas in Peru.  His statue lies in the middle of the Plaza Mayor (identical to the one in Lima, Peru). 

 

The Plaza Mayor is the social hub of the town filled with sidewalk cafes and restaurants.  The old part of the town is dominated by the castle which has great views from its walls.  Walking down the hill from the castle you will come across the Iglesia de Santa Maria La Mayor dating back to the 13th century.  Nearby you will find the Casa Museo de Pizarro, dedicated to Francisco Pizarro, a medieval building of the 15th century. 

When visiting do not forget to eat at el restaurante La Troya located in the Plaza Mayor were you will be served XXL portions of Migas and other savory treats.  Better yet why not visit the town on the weekend closest to the 1st of May to attend the Feria Nacional del Queso and experience a unique opportunity to sample cheeses not only from Spain but from all over the world.  If you cannot make it during those dates don't fret you can always get a taste of the local cheese making at the Museo del Queso y el Vino(Cheese and Wine Museum).  The museum is located in a old convent and offers tastings of local cheese and wine. 

If you want to spend the night and relax in this picturesque town one of your options is the Parador, a convent from the 16th century with two outstanding cloisters in its interior, one with Renaissance arches and columns, the other bringing light into the building.  Among other options to choose from is the Finca Santa Marta Inn, a former olive oil mill converted into a charming country inn.  Follow this link for information on  more hotels in Trujillo



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