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Trujillo. Palacio de Juan Pizarro de Orellana

The palace was built in 1541 by Juan Pizarro de Orellana around an older defensive building built to protect the narrow access from the Plaza Mayor to the main road to Seville. Orellana was one of the leaders during the conquest of the Inca Empire and his palace was the first of the grand renaissance buildings constructed in Trujillo. Its interior patio and cloister are particularly notable as is the main facade with its stone balcony above the elaborate doorway. Of particular interest is the fact that the author of Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes, stayed for a time in this palace under the protection of Fernando Pizarro de Orellana.

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REYHAN26-May-2014 17:08
Excellent composition of a beautiful palace. V
bill friedlander25-May-2014 14:50
I like the symmetry of this shot, and the light is very well handled. V
Char25-May-2014 14:22
Excellent capture of this courtyard, Jose! Beautiful artwork. \/
Gerard Koehl25-May-2014 14:14
Superbe cadrage. V
Helen Betts25-May-2014 13:51
Excellent composition and symmetry, and a beautiful cloister. V.
Stephanie25-May-2014 13:19
Wonderful view of the interior cloister! V
John Reynolds LRPS25-May-2014 12:37
An impressive inner square. Well captured, Jose. V.
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