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Trujillo (Spain)

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Trujillo (Spain)

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Trujillo is a city in Extremadura, Spain.


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  • Castillo/Alcazaba de Trujillo, Castle located up the hill from the main plaza and offers a nice view of the city
  • Palacio Marques de la Conquista, This palace has a curious plateresque corner balcony. If you look closely you can see images of the conquest of Peru. The palace was built for Hernando Pizarro, both the brother and also the son-in-law of the Conquistador Francisco Pizarro, having married his niece Francisca, Francisco's daughter. The palace was renovated in the 18th century after it started to disintegrate and become a public danger.
  • Palacio de los Orellana Toledo, Built by Pedro Suárez de Toledo, city councilor and grandson of the Counts of Oropesa around 1550. The main façade as two arched galleries. The lower market gave protection to the merchants who every Thursday sold their merchandise in the square.
  • Palacio de San Carlos, Founded by Don Diego de Vargas Carvajal, Lord of Puerto de Santa Cruz, the mid-sixteenth century, these houses were main dwelling and residence of Older Post India, this lineage sinecure he held from 1514-1768. The palace is one of the most ornate of Extremaduran civil residences from the Renaissance period. In this style are its facades, its extraordinary corner balcony, and its famous chimneys. The inner courtyard and its famous staircase truss adulcida are the work of stonemason Andrés Viera (1650).
  • Palacio Juan Pizarro de Orellana, Renaissance palace reformed by Juan Pizarro. There are two rectangular towers from the 14th and 15th centuries and a large balcony with the individual shields of the Pizarro and Orellana. There is also a beautiful Renaissance balcony on one of the towers. Between both towers, the main door, is decorated with the family shield on the tympanum. Now it is a school.
  • Iglesia de la Preciosa Sangre de Cristo, Church on the Plaza Mayor was erected between 1630 and 1635 in compliance with a testamentary clause of the Inquisitor Major of Granada. It is a temple of cruciform plant, with a transept overflowing to the outside with a brick dome, work was done by Gabriel Pentiero.
  • Francisco Pizarro Equestrian Monument, Statue of the most famous resident conquistador Francisco Pizarro in the Plaza Mayor
  • Pizarro House Museum, a museum detailing the famous Pizarro family
  • Muralla de Trujillo, towers and doors in the wall constructed by the Muslims

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Trujillo and Extremadura are home to wonderful foods and delicacies. It's worth noting the iberico ham where black iberian pigs feed on acorns and create delicious and delicate ham.

Trujillo is also home to the National Spanish Cheese Festival where there are hundreds of cheese available in beautiful markets. You may be interested in the extremeño cheeses such as Torta del Casar, Torta de la Serena and Los Ibores goat's cheese.

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  • National Spanish Cheese Festival, Trujillo, Main Square, [1]. The famous National Spanish Cheese Festival for cheese lovers all over the world!  edit

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Trujillo is home to many fine hotels and hostels with many offering fantastic localities and views of the beautiful Extremaduran countryside.

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