Historic Centre of Trujillo

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Historic Centre of Trujillo

Historic Centre of Trujillo
4.5
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Kevin H
Zurich, Switzerland1,067 contributions
Worth a meander
Feb 2020 • Family
Get your walking shoes on and meander through the old streets of Trujillo. Great fun! Lots of old buildings and narrow streets. Just watch for the odd car also making its way!
Written February 9, 2020
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Echodularge
Montreal, Canada212 contributions
Sign of the past
Jan 2020
A central plaza, a beautiful church, Pizarro the conqueror highlight the historic centre of Trujillo.
A friendly population
Written January 30, 2020
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sleepybexhill
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK1,384 contributions
Gem of a place.
Sep 2019 • Couples
So good to find a place so full of character, yet hardly any tourists. Fabulous central square surrounded by so many interesting historical buildings. A little bit of forgotten Spain.
Written September 9, 2019
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Patricia S
Buenos Aires, Argentina9 contributions
Fantastic place
Apr 2019
The historic centre of Trujillo is a great place with old palaces, and homes,I recommend to take a free walking tour.
Written July 2, 2019
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1,982 contributions
Amazing small old town centre with castle higher up
Jun 2019 • Couples
The town was largely build with money from the colonies, and the city palaces show the wealth of the family. There is a multitude of large city palaces, quite a few of them with towers, but most are still private property and not open to the public. Still they make for a very special stroll. There are plenty of towers to climb up and enjoy the view of the town, including 2 in the St Mary church in the centre of the old town, near the Pizarro house (where the conquistador being a bastard son, probably never lived). The castle, only the walls and the chapel in one of the walls are open to the public, also affords great views. One can also make a very nice walk through a park along the city wall, near the castle. Finally, if one visits between February and July (so I am told, June certainly worked) there are plenty of storks and their nest which give the town an extra touch. When we visited, certainly in the afternoon, their are few tourists. In the morning there were quite a few busses dropping of tour groups.
Written June 16, 2019
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Lin D
Royston, UK495 contributions
Impressive
May 2019 • Couples
The historic centre of the beautiful little town of Trujillo is a must-see. The Plaza Mayor is stunning. The buildings are architecturally beautiful. There are numerous cafes in the Square with outdoor seating. This place deserves to be so much better known.
Written May 27, 2019
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK4,082 contributions
Visit while it is relatively unknown
May 2019 • Couples
Trujillo is a fabulous city, albeit it is the size of a small town. It is famous as the home of the conquistadors Francisco Pizarro and his brother, and the huge wealth that they brought back from South America is evident in the grandeur of the huge houses and palaces situated round the Plaza Mayor, which is a fabulous square, and one of the finest I’ve seen.

With a magnificent castle standing sentinel above the town; the vibrant Plaza Mayor; and lots of narrow streets to explore, this really is a splendid town to visit. Currently it isn’t on the mainstream tourist map - but it is certainly becoming better known, so I would advise you to get your visit in before the inevitable coach parties arrive!

We stayed at the Parador, which I would certainly recommend.
Written May 17, 2019
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L12Jim
Liverpool, UK46 contributions
Beautiful City
Sep 2018
The Plaza Mayor is the focal point of the city and is surrounded by some magnificent monuments, overlooked by a statue of Francisco Pizarro mounted on horseback in front of the Iglesia San Martin. One of the most important buildings is the Palacio Marques de la Conquista, build by Hernando Pizarro, the only one of the Pizarro brothers to return from South America, though he did initially spend 20 years in prison in Medina del Campo. This Palace is not open to the public and sadly is falling into disrepair; it is still in the ownership of the descendants of Pizarro.

Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and walk up from the Plaza to the old walled town, where there are some interesting places to see, as many of the historical monuments which the guide books refer to are in private ownership and not open to the public.

One interesting church is the Iglesia de la Preciosa Sangre de Dios, which houses an extensive and interesting display of the conquest of South America. The supposed home of Francisco Pizarro is a disappointment. Beyond the upper part of the old town is a short walk to the Moorish castle.

Everywhere is celebrated, hero like, the success of the Conquistadores from Trujillo; Pizarro was the most famous but Orellana also came from the town, and a bust commemorating the fifth centenary of his birth was erected in 2011.

In the promotion of the achievements of the Conquistadores, no regard or even briefest reference is given to modern history's recognition of the murder, plundering and savage brutality of the Conquistadores who not only fought with the Incas and the Aztecs, but also amongst themselves.
Written January 31, 2019
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Ken Q
Denver, United States668 contributions
Very Historic!
Aug 2018 • Family
We enjoyed walking around and enjoying a historical perspective during our stay in Trujillo. It's a fun place to explore.
Written November 8, 2018
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L C
Bath, UK1,144 contributions
Unexpected delight!
Aug 2018 • Couples
Trujillo was not on our original itinerary so our unplanned visit for the day was a surprise at how beautiful this small town was....so much history and so many wonderful buildings and views.....plenty of bars, restaurants and shops but a lovely atmosphere to the whole place....loved our visit!
Written November 5, 2018
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