Watch the Easter Parade in Trujillo
Easter in Extremadura in southeast Spain is a very colourful event with costume parades, ornate floats and dancing in the streets. There is still availability to experience a Spanish Easter in Trujillo with Trujillo Villas Espana (www.trujillovillasespana.com).
There is no better place to experience the Easter parade than from the large balcony of Villa Piedras Albas, which overlooks the main square. Thousands gather on Good Friday to accompany the floats representing each of the local parishes. On Easter Sunday the square is filled again with local people dressed in brightly coloured folkloric traditional costumes and everybody dances a traditional jig known as the ‘Chiviri’ accompanied by a live band.
Villa Piedras Albas is a grand 16th century palacio with a Florentine style arched loggia, original stonework and carved wooden beamed ceilings. The house sleeps eight and has a swimming pool in a walled garden. The price costs £368 per person for a week based on eight people sharing.
Trujillo Villas Espana, the only villa operator in Trujillo, also has availability in Villa Moritos, a conquistador’s house surrounded by secluded private gardens with a walled swimming pool. The house is high up in the Medieval part of the town with spectacular views over the plains to Portugal. The house sleeps eight people and costs £280 per person per week based on eight people sharing.
Trujillo is a pretty town steeped in history dating back to 600BC but it was the discovery of the Americas and the expansion of the Spanish Empire that put Trujillo on the map. Its most famous resident was Francisco Pizarro, one of Spain’s great explorers and the man who both conquered Peru and founded Lima. The town is a two and a half hours drive from Madrid, which is served by British Airways, Easyjet and Ryanair.
For information and reservations please visit www.trujillovillasespana.com.