Trujillo’s High Fortress

There are moments during travel when you find yourself completely alone.  This is exactly what happened to me during my visit to Trujillo, Spain.  I awoke early in the morning after a wonderful evening of celebrating Carnaval.  Of course, most Spaniards were stumbling home or sound asleep when I was making my way from my hotel through the town.  I stopped for some coffee and water and eventually made my way up the windy road that leads to Trujillo’s famous citadel.

Road leading up to the castle from the Plaza Mayor.

Road leading up to the castle from the Plaza Mayor.

Thankfully, I arrived just in time to be the first visitor for the day. I was excited to have the entire castle to myself.  Of course, this meant cleaner shots.  I really felt like a kid in a candy store.  However, I would have preferred clearer skies, but I was thankful that it wasn’t raining.  I’ve put together some photos and a few videos (one is a bit shaky) for your enjoyment.

Front entrance to the castle.

Front entrance to the castle.

Trujillo’s castle was built in the 13th century on top of a 9th century Moorish fortress.(1) The fortress is built out of granite and it is an intimidating site.

View after walking in from the main gate.

View after walking in from the main gate.

 

Main courtyard.

Main courtyard.

 

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Walking on the walls of the fortress.

 

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For more information on the castle visit Trujillo’s Office of Tourism/Plaza Mayor, 0, 10200, Trujillo, Spain/+34 927 32 26 77

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