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Trujillo is a city with 9.672 inhabitants (Census INE of 2005), placed in the province of Cáceres, in the field region of Trujillo (Spain) to 564 meters on the level of the sea.

Session on a batolito of granite, preserves prehistoric remains and prerromanos, known then as Turgalium. There is already steadfastness of the existence of a fortitude in very ancient times. Later it was populated by Romans, suevos, visigodos and Muslims, after five centuries of occupation of the above mentioned, it was conquered firstly by Alfonso VIII in 1186, some years later it was again of domination Almohade, to be conquered definitively by the Christians in January, 1232. King Juan II of Castile granted to him the title of city in 1430.

Famous for his monuments, is an important tourist center of the community of Extremadura. It was the city of birth of Francisco Pizarro, conqueror of Peru, which equestrian sculpture gets up in the Biggest Square, and also of Francisco de Orellana.

Between the principal monuments there are the castle (ancient Arab citadel), the church of Santa Maria (XIIIth century), the church of San Francisco, the Church of St Martin. Also the abundant palaces are notable as that of the Marquesses of the Conquest, that of the Orellana-Pizarro, that of the duke of San Carlos and that of the marquisate of White Stones.

In Trujillo the museums of The Coria are, the Museum of the cheese and of the wine, the House Museum of Pizarro between others.

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