Hotels in Trujillo, Extremadura, Spain
|Trujillo - A beautiful small
town with many restaurants and bars. Perched on a hill some 580 meters
above sea level, dominating an extensive plain between Extremadura's two
major rivers the Tagus and the Guadiana, lie the Towers of Trujillo. Trujillo
is crowned by its Moorish Castle, built on Roman foundations, ramparts
Just a few miles from Monfragüe's
National Park, Trujillo sits in a privileged location. It is merely 47
km from Cáceres, one hour by car from Guadalupe, 90 km from Mérida,
Plasencia and Navalmoral de la Mata. Easy connection with Madrid is made
possible by a motorway, the A-5, stretching for 250 km.
The origin of the town is pre-historic.
It was named Troxiello, Turgalium and by other different names. The town
now calls itself the "Cradle of the Conquistadores", having been the birthplace
of many men who sought their fortune in the New World. Celts, Romans, Moors,
and Christians have inhabited Trujillo over the centuries. Trujillo has
a castle which overlooks the town and the surrounding plains. A fortification
had existed for a long time before it was occupied by the Moors. It came
into Christian hands in 1233. Juan II officially made it a city in 1431.
The castle is on the top of a hill called Cabezo de Zorro (Fox's Head).
The Virgin of the Victory is the patron. The Trujillian people celebrate
a festival in September.
|Trujillo was the birthplace
of Francisco Pizarro, conqueror of Peru, who has a statue on the central
square. It was also the birthplace of Francisco de Orellana, Gaspar de
Rodas, and of Diego Garcia de Paredes.
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Isla del Gallo, Trujillo
hotel is situated on the main part of the typical trujillana house from
the XVII and XVIII century, totally rehabilitated respecting the original
structure. Located in the centre of Trujillo (Caceres), 2 hours away from
Madrid and close to el Parque Natural de Monfrague. Trujillo is an
excellent base from which to explore the most important towns of Extremadura
and is just 254 km from Madrid. Nearby places of interest include: Natural
Park of Monfrage (40 km) Cceres (46 km) Guadalupe (80 km) Plasencia (90
km). The hotel offers buffet breakfast and continental cuisine as
well as a wide variety on the menu at the restaurant. Guests can
work out at the gymnasium or relax at the refreshing sauna and swimming
Palacio Santa Marta Hotel Trujillo
An emblematic Renaissance
style Palace, constructed in the XVI century, depicting a façade
sculpted by the famous stone-cutter, Francisco and within is the Santa
Marta Palace restaurant. Located in the main hall, its original construction
of stone-cutting has been preserved, the restaurant has one of the most
pleasant ambiences within the Trujillo population. An emblematic
palace of Renaissance style constructed in the XVI century with an exterior
by the famous stonecutter ‘Francisco de las Casas’ (Francisco of the Houses),
the restaurants Palace of Santa Marta lodges in its interior. Situated
in the main room, in which its original construction of stonework has been
conserved, is the restaurant, one of the most pleasant atmospheres within
the area of Trujillo.
de Trujillo, Trujillo
In the historic city of
Trujillo, birthplace of explorers, this lovely hotel occupies the former
convent of Santa Clara, with its atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.
Outstanding features of the interior are two beautiful cloisters: one with
Renaissance arches and columns, the other bringing light into the building.
Ideal for relaxation, leisure and work, the hotel has monastic style rooms
and details, spacious, quiet and pleasant lounges, noble bedrooms with
wooden furniture and a bar-café next to the light-filled cloister
of the Parador. The Parador offers some truly exquisite dishes: Tomato
soup with cumin, truffles in scrambled eggs, grilled beef loin with Torta
del Casar, and above all the Iberian hams and sausages. Be sure to try
the homemade cream cheese ice cream.
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