Monument in Trujillo

Statue of the Virgin Mary

This gigantic, 47m-high monument is said to be the world’s tallest statue of the Virgin Mary. Frankly, it bears an eerie, uncanny resemblance to Darth Vader. Inaugurated in 1983, the massive, concrete statue...

Museum in Boconó

Museo Trapiche de los Clavo

The Museo Trapiche de los Clavo occupies the walled-in compound of a 19th-century hacienda. The core of the museum is the original trapiche (sugarcane mill) and exhibits related to traditional sugar production,...

Museum in Trujillo

Casa de la Guerra a Muerte

At Casa de la Guerra a Muerte exhibits include old maps, armor, period furniture, pre-Columbian pottery and even a fully equipped kitchen with a historic stove. It was in this house that Bolívar signed the...

Activity in Boconó

Museo Campesino Tiscachic

The small Museo Campesino Tiscachic has quite an interesting exhibition of crafts – mostly woodcarving, pottery and basketry – fashioned by local artisans. It’s in the Centro de Servicios Campesinos Tiscachic,...

Activity in Boconó

Ateneo de Boconó

The Ateneo de Boconó is another place where you can see local weavers at work in their textile workshop on the upper floor. The Ateneo runs arts-and-crafts exhibitions from time to time.

Christian Site in Trujillo

Convento Regina Angelorum

This graceful, historic building is around Plaza Bolivar. Built in the early 17th century as a convent, it’s now the public library. Do go inside to see its splendid courtyard.

Activity in Trujillo


This mighty catedral was completed in 1662, has a lovely whitewashed facade and some charming old altarpieces inside.