Top things to do in Trujillo State

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 stands …
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, but …
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 controver…
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, 150m …
in Boconó

Pernil’s Fast Food

This smart, modern, convenient corner spot has already conquered local stomachs thanks to its tasty sandwiches, hamburgers, arepas (corn pancakes stuffed with juicy fillings) and Middle Eastern shawarmas.
Creole in Boconó

Restaurant La Vieja Casa de la Nona

Dining on home-style creole tucker in ‘Grandma’s Old House, ’ you can’t help but smile. The walls are lined with classic movie posters – and did we mention the food? It doesn’t get much more down-home than this.
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.
International in Trujillo

Restaurant Tibisay

Mind your matches, the local firemen eat here. You can see why – it serves solid, stick-to-your-ribs food in an unpretentious cafeteria atmosphere, and with prices to match.
Creole in Boconó

Mojos Chichas Amasisos

This small outdoor nook is tucked away in the grounds of the Museo Trapiche, and offers creole breakfasts as well as pasta, fish, beef and chicken for lunch.