Palacio de la Conquista
Trujillo's main square is is one of Spain's most spectacular plazas, surrounded as it is by baroque and Renaissance stone buildings...
Palacio Juan Pizarro de Orellana
Through a twisting alley above the Palacio de la Conquista is the Palacio Juan Pizarro de Orellana, converted from miniature fortress to...
A large equestrian Pizarro statue by American Charles Rumsey looks down over Plaza Mayor. Apparently Rumsey originally sculpted it as a...
Corral del Rey
This classic restaurant has four intimate dining rooms. Settle for the menú del día (€24) or choose from a tempting range of grills,...
Lonely Planet review
On the south side of the Plaza Mayor, carved images of Pizarro and his lover Inés Yupanqui (sister of the Inca emperor Atahualpa) decorate the corner of the 16th-century Palacio de la Conquista. To the right is their daughter Francisca Pizarro Yupanqui with her husband (and uncle), Hernando Pizarro. The mansion was built in the 1560s for Hernando and Francisca after Hernando – the only Pizarro brother not to die a bloody death in Peru – emerged from 20 years in jail for murder. Higher up, a bas relief carving shows the Pizarro family shield (two bears and a pine tree), the walls of Cuzco (in present-day Peru), Pizarro's ships and a group of Indian chiefs.