"Trujillo" Spain Off The Beaten Path Tip by Paul2001

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  The Plaza Mayor, Trujillo
by Paul2001
 
 

Trujillo is a seemingly ancient small town 45km east of Caceres. Founded in the 12th century, historically Trujillo is notable for being the home of several famous conquistadors. The most important was Francisco Pizarro who conquerored Peru in the 16th century.
Trujillo does not receive many foriegn tourists inspite of being full of interesting historical monuments and fine churches. The old town is completely walled, built along the slopes of a hill that jets out of the Spanish plain. It is a maze of winding old narrow streets. Within the walls are several 17th century manors and palaces that now have been turned into museums featuring local artists. There is also a very aged Moorish castle dating from the 9th century. Unfortunately I found that several of the old churches were closed to the public.
Trujillo is also famous for its splendid Plaza Mayor featuring a great equestrian statue of Pizarro. The Plaza is one of the most popular images of Spain. It is surrounded by very good and popular restaurants.

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  • Updated Sep 10, 2003
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