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 two towers that you can climb for fabulous views across Trujillo, the castle and the sprawling countryside. The church's magnificent altarpiece …
Top Choice Castle in Trujillo

Castillo de Trujillo

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

Centro de Visitantes Los Descubridores

Opened in July 2016, 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-than-life Trujillo heroes who very often…
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…
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…
Statue in Trujillo

Pizarro Statue

A large, bronze equestrian statue of the conquistador Francisco Pizarro by American sculptor Charles Rumsey dominates the Plaza Mayor. But all is not as it seems. Apparently Rumsey originally sculpted it as a statue…
Monument in Trujillo

Aljibe de Altamirano

This quiet, evocative 10th-century aljibe (cistern) is remarkable for its triple-naved format featuring six arches sculpted from granite. It's currently only accessible on the tourist office's guided tour.
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…