Top things to do in Trujillo

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 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…
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.
American in Trujillo

Tasca Restaurant La Gran City

It’s nothing special by Caracas standards, but here it’s one of the best eateries in town, and it also offers a solid menú ejecutivo.
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This mighty catedral was completed in 1662, has a lovely whitewashed facade and some charming old altarpieces inside.
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Restaurant Andino Vegetariano

Simple and modest, this is the only vegetarian spot in town, serving a filling menú ejecutivo (set meal) at lunch only.