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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…
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…
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 …
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…
Spanish in Trujillo

Mesón La Troya

Famous across Spain for its copious servings of no-frills comida casera (home-style cooking), Troya enjoys a prime location on Trujillo's main square. The food is decent, but it's more about quantity. You'll be dire…
Food in Trujillo

Feria del Queso

Cheesemakers from all over Spain (and beyond) converge on the Plaza Mayor for Trujillo's pungent cheese fair.
Local Fiesta in Trujillo

Fiestas de Trujillo

The town springs to life with music, theatre and plenty of partying for the annual Fiestas de Trujillo.
Extremaduran in Trujillo

Mesón Alberca

Sample classic extremeño cooking in your choice of warm atmospheres: a pretty ivy-clad terrace or dark-timber tables laid with gingham tablecloths. The specialities are oven roasts and local cheeses. The set menu is…
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…