city of trujillo

Founded by the Romans but of Celtic origin, ancient Turgalium has witnessed all of the joys and sorrows of Iberian history with Muslims, Jews and Christians all contributing to a historical heritage which has earned modern Trujillo the title of most noble, most loyal and most heroic

trujillo's town square

Just 132 miles from Madrid the diminutive City Of Trujillo is a world apart from the big bustling metropolis

Slow-paced and buzzing with energy, self aware and outward looking, ancient and full of youthful vitality. Here you will find tradition, innovation and tranquility intertwined with all the exuberance of contemporary Spanish life

  • discover the city's history in its monuments and museums
  • meander and explore the walled medieval quarter
  • enjoy a drink with a free tapa in Spain's most theartrical town square
  • shop for local produce, arts & crafts and more
  • swim in your hotel's private pool or join the locals
  • walk in the surrounding countryside, a bird-watchers' paradise

THINGS TO DO in trujillo

trujillo, extremadura, spain


Trujillo has a wealth of historical buildings and museums where you can step back into the city's long and varied history

You can get information from the tourist office in the town square

Places to visit include

  • the medieval city with its towers, churches, manorial houses and leafy plazas
  • the Moorish castle
  • church and bell-towers of Santa Maria La Mayor
  • church of Santiago
  • the Francisco Pizarro house
  • fundación Salas in La Coria


Trujillo has no end of places where you can rest, refuel and take in the local atmosphere. The fancier places are around the town square and C/ Sillerias. Or walk down to lower Trujillo for a more authentic local atmosphere

Breakfast: the town square is the best option. Try the Victoria, Medievo and Nuria

Veggie: typical of Spain, veggie options in Trujillo are limited outside of "Casa Yoga Mingo Ramos". However, Plaza Mayor and GLOSS in the town square have a reasonable selection

Non-veggie: Number 7 in C/ Sillerias has a growing reputation for serving great traditional food with a modern twist. Or try Deleite, tucked away beside the Palacio De Piedras Albas. Juan Carlos serves among the city's best cheeses, Iberico ham and a discerning selection of wines and craft beers


Traditional items include hand-made ceramics, jewelery, shawls and embroidery. Try Concepto & Forma in Av. De La Coronación for contemporary jewelery and ceramics from Sonia Her

Plentiful deli's offer the region's speciality in cheeses, charcuterie, wines and other delicacies. Extremadura is home to the smoky paprika and acorn-fed Iberico ham

Visit the Thursday market for fresh produce, a fantastic array of olives, general bargains, local gossip and oodles of atmosphere


Swim and sun-bathe in your hotel or join the locals in the public pools. A bar serves refreshments, the latest cool tunes and posing to rival any costa beach

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