Trip reference number: WTFSP3

Trip Operator: Sunvil

Stay at the Casa de Orellana Boutique Hotel in Trujillo

From: £956.00

As you walk towards the top part of the old town of Trujillo towards the magnificent Moorish Castle, you can easily walk past a tiny door in one of the narrow streets.  Behind the front door of this medieval house with its crenulated tower was the home of Francisco de Orellana (1511-1546), the conquistador who fought with the Pizarros in Peru and who subsequently completed the first known navigation of the Amazon River - once called the Rio de Orellana.  Fifty seven men and 4,000 Indians embarked with Orellana and their 57 names are written on a framed board in the hotel’s intimate foyer. They reached the sea after a year and a half of hardship and danger.

The interior of the house has been designed by Duarte Pinto Coelho and is a work of art in itself. Antiques, tapestries, carpets and paintings abound. Each bedroom, named after those who accompanied Orellana, is individually decorated in excellent taste. The lounges, patios and pretty garden lend an air of exoticism to this small boutique hotel of five rooms. Staying here is a treat.

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