WELCOME TO VALLADOLID
Valladolid is located in northwestern Spain, and has more than 400 thousand inhabitants. It is located 55 minutes from Madrid by AVE, has over 15 international flights, 225 wineries, 52 museums, 71 castles to visit.
In the City it is possible to visit different places dotting the Capital of a great historic and artistic value.
INTERESTING SITES IN VALLADOLID
- Museo Nacional de Escultura
(National Sculpture Museum): This Museum was founded in the middle of XXI century as Provincial Museum of Fine Arts and in 1993 it was converted in the National Sculpture Museum. In 1982 they begin a large process of expansion and reforms successfully finished in 2009, reopening its door with the name of National Museo, Colegio de San Gregorio. This is one of the most interesting museums nationally and internationally because of the originality and the elegance of its collection of sculptures.
- Campo Grande (City Park):
Some people call it as “The Valladolid lung!”. It is a fantastic place in small scale for those who love nature. It is a garden and wooded area in the centre of the town whit a great diversity of fauna and flora (90 species of trees and more than 30 species of birds). You can also find hedgehogs, cats, lizards, bats and squirrels.
- San Pablo (St Paul):
The San Pablo Church of the Dominican order is one of the most representative temples of Valladolid (Castilla y León, Spain). It is located in the San Pablo Square, Where there are, beside the church, the royal Palace and the Pimentel Palace, the so called ”royal sites” in the past century. It is attached to the San Gregorio Church and next to the other branches of the National Sculpture Museum.
- Ayuntamiento (Town Hall):
It is located on the city main square and It was built during the mayoralty of Sir Miguel Iscar. The new building was done in 1908. It is one of the most elegant Tows Halls of Spain thanks to its majesty, its big dimensions, its inner courtyard and for being surrounded by 4 towers and the clock-tower.
- La Catedral (The Cathedral):
It was built in sixteen century and designed by Juan de Herrera and It has the Herrera’s building style with Baroque elements. It is also knowe as the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. It is an unfinished project, mainly due to the lack of resources and expenses caused by the temple construction, because it was being built in an area with a large gap in the field. It is located in the center of the town in a slightly elevated position, near the Church of Santa Maria la Antigua and next to the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria (the former Collegiate Church of Valladolid), some of whose fields were destroyed to proceed with the new works.
- Museo de la Ciencia (Science museum):
Is one of the most representatives’ museums of the city where you can visit the different events offered, Its modern Architecture and Its Planetarium, where you can see different projections depending on the selected date.
- Santa Maria de la Antigua:
It was built during the eleventh century. It is formed of a Romanesque tower and a portal both of XII century. The rest of the building and has a Gothic and New gothic style. It rose in the fourteenth century and was restored and rebuilt in the first half of the twentieth century. Its tower is a symbol of the city.
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