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 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...

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.