Trujillo is one of the Andean states that belongs to Venezuela, although its capital is the homonymous Trujillo, it has the uniqueness that its most important events take place in Valera, its most commercial and populated city, where tourism is focused and stands out for the kindness of its people. As a resident, I can say that it is one of the most picturesque states in Venezuela as it still preserves its colonial-style streets full of history. If you want to visit a place with excellent gastronomy, quiet places and full of surprising towns to visit and remain in your memory, Trujillo is your destination.
One of the first things you should do when you arrive in Trujillo is to visit the monument to the Virgin of Peace, located in the capital. It is the tallest statue in all of Latin America, being even taller than the Statue of Liberty in New York in the United States and the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil; it is made entirely of concrete with 46.72 meters high and 16 meters wide.
You can enter it and reach the top and look through its eyes to witness the beautiful landscape that is observed from there. You have two ways to get in the stairs or elevator. The monument is surrounded by different trees and plants where you can then sit and enjoy the weather and buy souvenirs in the gift shops and food in the different restaurants.
What do you like best about your city?
What I really like the most is that despite the difficult situation my country is going through, people still remain positive and retain the charisma that characterizes them so much, you can still go to tourist places, shops and restaurants and notice the effort that people put so that they continue to maintain the excellence of always.
One of the best places to take a pleasant tour is La Puerta, a place that belongs to Valera is one of the best places that you can explore on foot, its climate is quite pleasant since it is always cold, it is surrounded by nature and it has a square central where you can go and sit without any worries and enjoy the nice atmosphere, take photos and admire the view. La Puerta also has a small lake, here as its name suggests you can take a walk around a lagoon, climb a small mountain full of pine trees and explore all the natural places that surround it.
The gastronomy in Trujillo is very varied, but without a doubt the best restaurants you can visit are “Los fogones del castan” and “Cosa nostra” that apart from selling typical food they offer a varied menu such as pizzas and hamburgers which are the main menus that tourists choose.
“Rock in the valley” is the best music festival that Trujillo has, it takes place in the central square of La Puerta, offers a great show for local people and tourists, invited bands come from all over the country and you can enjoy all night of the talented musicians, drinks and varied food.
The Plaza shopping center is the heart of the nightlife; it is located in Valera and has 4 night bars, high security and an excellent variety of liquors, both traditional and own inventions, snacks and food service. Around it there are also other bars and fast food restaurants that offer their services until late at night.
Best Day Trip Out of the City
To spend a different day outside the city, you can visit Isnotu, it is one hour from Trujillo, and it is a town quite famous for being the place where Dr. José Gregorio Hernández was born and lived, known as “the doctor of the poor.” for the different miracles he has done and thousands of people come to the temple in honor of him to thank for it or ask for health. Despite being small towns there are quite a few shops and restaurants, parks where you can enjoy the pleasant climate and great hotel service for those tourists who want to spend their days there.
Something not many travellers know About Trujillo
Something that many don’t know is that Trujillo has many small towns to visit and each one still preserves its oldest customs and traditions, from dances to scary legends about monsters or ghosts that apparently are in those places, for people it turns out to be something quite attractive because they will learn about different cultures, legends and of course the varied gastronomy that each place has to offer, making it quite pleasant and leaving that feeling of always wanting to return.