ROOTS OF SEFARAD

Jewish Heritage in Spain and Portugal

Trujillo (S)


 

TrujilloBecause of its strategic location, Trujillo was an important hub of communications and cultures.  It was home to conquistador Francisco Pizarro, who conquered Peru for Spain in 1533.  There was an important Jewish population here, and Trujillo was also a center of Jewish culture, as evidenced by its academy for rabbinic studies. 

More:  http://www.unm.edu/~conspain/trujillo/Trujillo.html