Trujillo is in the province of Caceres in the Extremedura region of Spain.
Trujillo is Extramadura’s most beautiful town, when its main square is floodlit at night it is one of the most beautiful in Spain. Trujillo has some fine medieval buildings but it is the architecture of the 15th and 16th century that is particularly impressive. At this time many Conquistadors built beautiful mansions and palaces in Trujillo. Many of these have been influenced by their owners travels in the Americas.
Trujillo is built on a hill, at the top of which is a Moorish palace, built to defend Trujillo against the Spaniards in the Reconquest but in 1232 it was taken and became part of Christian Spain.
The Plaza Mayor of Trujillo is a large square the edges of which include several palaces and churches as well as bars and restaurants. The square is one of the best examples of 16th century Renaissance architecture in Spain.
In the square there is a bronze statue of Fernando Pizarro. Pizarro is the most famous of several Conquistadors who were born in Trujillo. Fernando Pizarro conquered Peru. His brother’s mansion the Palacio del Marques de la Conquista is one of the best in Trujillo and is on the southwest corner of the Plaza Mayor. Take a close look at the corner window which is carved with the heads of Fernando and his brother and their Inca wives.📌