Duques de San Carlos Palace
Located in Trujillo, Cáceres (View map)
The Palace is owned by the Álvaro de Bazán Foundation, whose president is the Marquis of Santa Cruz and Duke of San Carlos.
It is located in Trujillo´s main square, next to the monument of Francisco Pizarro, conqueror of Peru. Extremadura is the birthplace of many of the most famous Spanish Conquistadores of the New World. Starting with Pizarro and followed by Hernán Cortés, conqueror of Mexico, Pedro de Valdivia of Chile or Francisco de Orellana, the Amazon´s discoverer and also born in Trujillo.
This Palace is part of the beautiful Monument complex of de historic centre of Trujillo, which has been declared of Historic-Artistic Interest, and one of the most representative of Spain. Built in the XVI century stands out its cornered balcony with the coat of arms of Carvajal y Vargas, house from where the Dukes of San Carlos descended, the courtyard or cloister and its impressive staircase. For the last decades this Palace has been home for the nuns of the Jerónima´s order.