Puerta del Triunfo


Like most of Trujillo's walls, this gate at the far western end of the upper town dates from Muslim times. It was through the Puerta del Triunfo that conquering Christian troops marched in 1232 when they wrested the city from the Muslims.

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1. Museo de la Coria

0.12 MILES

Adjacent to the Puerta de la Coria, one of seven arched entrances to the old town, this 15th-century monastery houses a moderately interesting museum…

2. Aljibe de Altamirano

0.14 MILES

This quiet, evocative 10th-century aljibe (cistern) is remarkable for its triple-naved format featuring six arches sculpted from granite. It's currently…

3. Iglesia de Santa María la Mayor

0.15 MILES

This 13th-century church is a stunner. It has a mainly Gothic nave and two towers that you can climb for fabulous views across Trujillo, the castle and…

4. Puerta de Santiago

0.19 MILES

Head up into the old town along Calle de los Ballesteros and you'll pass through the 15th-century Puerta de Santiago.

5. Iglesia de Santiago

0.19 MILES

Alongside the grand Puerta de Santiago, just inside the walled town, stands the Iglesia de Santiago, Trujillo's oldest church, founded in the 13th century…

6. Palacio de Juan Pizarro de Orellana

0.21 MILES

A grand, arched Renaissance entrance leads to a cloistered patio flanked by the coats of arms of the Orellanas and the Pizarros inside this splendid…

7. Casa-Museo de Pizarro

0.21 MILES

High in the upper old town (and signposted from the Puerta de Santiago), this small museum occupies a 15th-century home believed to have belonged to the…

8. Centro de Visitantes Los Descubridores

0.21 MILES

This museum inhabits the 17th-century Iglesia de la Preciosa Sangre de Cristo with a high-tech display on Spain's conquest of the Americas and the larger…