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Trujillo is truly one Spanish city that I will not soon forget.  The city might be small, but it will leave a lasting impression on you.  I’ve collected some photographs of Trujillo’s Plaza Mayor.  The plaza was covered with a temporary bull ring, from Carnaval the day before.  However, I found some time to visit the Santa Maria Mayor Church in the plaza.  The church is beautiful and worth visiting.  I was… Read More

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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… Read More

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My adventure into the Extremadura region of Spain was completed with a two day visit to Trujillo.  My trip to Caceres was wonderful, but I was ready for some better weather and CARNAVAL!  I came to Trujillo mainly to visit the fortress (blog post coming soon) but stumbled upon a wonderful festival.  My friends in Madrid were correct, Extremadura is where you want to be to get away from the hustle and… Read More

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This past February, I traveled from Madrid to Caceres, which was my first trip to the Extremadura region of Spain.  My friends in Madrid told me that visiting Extremadura is the perfect place to see old Spain.  Like many areas of Spain, there have been settlements in or around Caceres since prehistoric times.(1)  The city was founded by the Romans in 25 B.C. and the city still has it’s ancient walls and… Read More

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The Royal Palace in Madrid is a historic gem that is a must see while visiting Spain’s capital.   It is one of the largest royal palaces in Western Europe and the palace is the official residence of the Royal family.  However, during our tour, we learned that the palace is only used for official ceremonies.  The palace is owned and governed by the Spanish government.  The royal building was built on… Read More

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