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Church of Santa María (Iglesia de Santa María La Mayor)
Church of Santa María (Iglesia de Santa María La Mayor) Review
Attached to a Romanesque bell tower, this Gothic church is the most beautiful in Trujillo. It's only occasionally used for Masses, and its interior has been virtually untouched since the 16th century. The upper choir has an exquisitely carved balustrade, and the coats of arms at each end indicate the seats Ferdinand and Isabella occupied when they came here to worship. Note the high altar, circa 1480, adorned with great 15th-century Spanish paintings. To see it properly illuminated, place a coin in the box next to the church entrance. Climb the tower for stunning views of the town and vast plains stretching toward Cáceres and the Sierra de Gredos.
- Address: Pl. de Santa María, Trujillo, 10200
- Cost: €2 for church and exhibits; €1 to climb the tower
- Hours: Daily 10–2 and 4–7
- Location: Trujillo
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