Attractions

Top Choice Square in Trujillo

Plaza Mayor

Trujillo's main square is is one of Spain's most spectacular plazas, surrounded by baroque and Renaissance stone buildings sporting intricately carved facades, topped with a skyline of towers, turrets, cupolas, cren…
Top Choice Church in Trujillo

Iglesia de Santa María la Mayor

This 13th-century church is a stunner. It has a mainly Gothic nave and an 18th-century, 106-step tower that you can climb for fabulous views across Trujillo, the castle and the sprawling countryside. The church's ma…
Top Choice Castle in Trujillo

Castillo de Trujillo

Occupying the town's 600m-high summit, Trujillo's fairy-tale castle is of 10th-century Islamic origin (note the horseshoe arch just inside the entrance) and was later strengthened by the Christians. Patrol the battl…
Museum in Trujillo

Casa-Museo de Pizarro

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 Pizarro family. It includes period furniture, various knick-kn…
Church in Trujillo

Iglesia de Santiago

To the right of the grand Puerta de Santiago, and into the walled town, stands the Iglesia de Santiago, Trujillo's oldest church, founded in the 13th century by the Knights of Santiago (look for their scallop-shell …
Palace in Trujillo

Palacio de Juan Pizarro de Orellana

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 Renaissance palace, built from a preexisting medieval structure by…
Tower in Trujillo

Torre del Alfiler

Once part of the defensive walls guarding the fortress, this 15th-century tower later became a fortified aristocratic dwelling. Inside, you'll find an interpretation centre focused on Trujillo and Extremadura histor…
Church in Trujillo

Iglesia de San Martín

Trujillo's 16th-century Iglesia de San Martín looms over the Plaza Mayor, with delicate Gothic ceiling tracing in its single nave, striking stained-glass windows, a 1724 altarpiece and a grand 18th-century organ. Cl…
Historic Building in Trujillo

Palacio de la Conquista

On the south side of Plaza Mayor, carved images of Pizarro and his lover Inés Yupanqui (sister of the Inca emperor Atahualpa) adorn the corner of the 16th-century Palacio de la Conquista. To the right is their daugh…
Convent in Trujillo

Palacio de los Duques de San Carlos

Off the northeastern corner of the Plaza Mayor lies the 16th-century Palacio de los Duques de San Carlos, with its sober classical patio, grand granite staircase and distinctive brick chimneys built in Mudéjar style…