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Extremadura Sights

Palacio de Orellana-Pizarro

  • Behind Pl. Mayor Map It
  • Trujillo
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Updated 06/06/2014

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Adjacent to the Palacio del Marqués de la Conquista is the former town hall, now a court of law; the alley that runs through this arcaded building's central arch takes you to the Palacio de Orellana-Pizarro, which now serves as a school—one with the most elegant Renaissance courtyard in town. The palace's ground floor, open to visitors, has a deep arched front doorway; on the second story is an elaborate Renaissance balcony bearing the crest of the Pizarro family. Cervantes,

on his way to thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for his release from prison, spent time writing in the palace, which once belonged to Juan Pizarro de Orellana, cousin of the Pizarro conquistador who conquered Peru.

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Behind Pl. Mayor, Trujillo, 10200, Spain

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  • Free
  • Weekdays 10–1 and 4–6, weekends 11–2 and 4:30–7

Updated 06/06/2014


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