The historical wealth of Trujillo

Located in the province of CáceresTrujillo is mainly known for being the birthplace of the conqueror Francisco Pizarro. Its rich heritage, also gives it the status of a tourist center of Estremadura, like her neighbor Merida or the capital Cáceres. Its origin dates back to a Roman settlement on an indigenous town located on a hill and named after Turgalium. With the Arab invasion, in the 8th century, it became Torgelo until the Christian reconquest in 1232.

Among the most remarkable places that can be visited, we find the Church of San Martín, Church of Santiago, House Museum of Pizarro, Museum of Costume, Arab Castle, Museum of cheese and wine, Plaza Mayor, the Palace of the Marquises of the Conquest, the Chaves palace or the walled enclosure, among a long etc.

Places of interest

The Arab Castle, currently in a very good state of conservation, dates from 9th century and the different styles of its historical evolution can be recognized. It is a square enclosure with corner towers, whose access door is flanked by large towers. In the west zone two towers rise albarranas (of Arab origin) that are joined to the building through a drawbridge.

The Pizarro House-MuseumIt consists of two floors where aspects related to the life of the conqueror are recreated and exposed. The lower floor has been dedicated to reproduce a Trujillo home from the 15th century, and in the upper floor Pizarro's work is exhibited.

In the Costume Museum Fabulous collections created by 20th century designers are on display and you can see beautiful costumes that once dressed characters from the world aristocracy, artists or people from Extremaduran society. Monographic collections that recreate previous times are periodically displayed.

The beautiful Main Square It is surrounded by arcades, where the Church of San Martín, with a ship of ashlar gothic and an organ of the century XVIII.

Spectacular is, without a doubt, the magnificent baroque doorway and the corner balcony of the Palace of the Dukes of San Carlos.

The Piedras Albas Palace, built in the century XVIIt is distinguished from the other buildings by its porticoed gallery with a Florentine influence and its less sumptuous style. It is also famous for its corner balcony, its huge coat of arms, and its forged bars.

The Church of Santa María la Mayor It was originally an Arab and Visigoth mosque.

The Convent of la Coria dating from the fifteenth century, it currently houses the headquarters of the Xavier de Salas foundation. The purpose of the foundation is the study and dissemination of the relations between Extremadura and America throughout history.

The primitive temple of the Santiago Church It was built by the Santiago Military Order.

The Swimming pool It was originally a Roman bath and later Arab baths.


Extremaduran culinary art is characterized by simplicity Y naturalness, direct from the ground. Pork, lamb, kid, country chicken, rabbit or hare are its most representative meats, seasoned with garlic, onion, parsley, bay leaf, rosemary, tomato and olive oil. Regarding vegetables, either as a complement or in the form of stews, the most typical are chard, wild asparagus, cardillos, ground criadilla and white truffle.

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