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Valladolid city tourism







Valladolid is located in north-western Spain, and is the capital of the autonomous community of Castilla y León. It has more than 400 thousand inhabitants. It is located 55 minutes from Madrid by AVE, and has over 15 international flights, 225 wineries, 52 museums, 71 castles to visit.


Valladolid preserves an important heritage of monuments in its old quarter, especially aristocratic houses and religious buildings, which are witnesses of the history of the city. Outstanding among them is the unfinished Cathedral, the historical buildings of the University and the National Museum of San Gregorio. The city also preserves houses where great historical characters once lived, like the Cervantes’ house, where the author of Don Quijote lived with his family between 1603 and 1606 and finished his masterpiece, and the Christopher Columbus House-Museum, where the navigator spent the last years of his life.


Valladolid was the former capital of the court and a monastery destination, so it is full of churches and convents in which one can admire sculptures, paintings as well as 15th to 18th century religious architecture. Recent decades have witnessed constant urban growth, which has turned Valladolid into a modern city with an important monumental and artistic heritage that visitors can see on different routes. The Valladolid Card is a tourist card which offers holders free access to the Tourist Bus and to all the museums taking part in the scheme. You can use the bus throughout the day and as often as you want.







Valladolid offers its visitors an outstanding combination of first class products, catering to every need. From the best offer in wines and ‘tapas’ (bar snacks) to cosy restaurants that makes the most of leisure time activities. As its cuisine is one of the Region’s main attractions, the city can boast numerous restaurants where dinner for smaller groups can be arranged.


The gastronomy of the province of Valladolid comprises the meals, their preparation, and the culinary habits of the province of Valladolid. It is based on barbecued and roast food. Meat and sausages are the products that have the most fame for their unique flavor. The main speciality of Valladolid is lechazo (suckling baby lamb). The lechazo is slowly roasted in a wood oven and served with salad. Other dishes include "Chuletones de Buey" (a large steak of ox), typical in Peñafiel, the Morcilla of Valladolid (black pudding from Valladolid spiced with a special kind of onion ), and the sausages from Zaratán.


Valladolid also offers a great assortment of wild mushrooms. Asparagus, endive and beans can also be found. Some legumes, like white beans and lentils are particularly good. Pine nuts are also produced in great quantities.


Sheep cheese from Villalón de Campos, the famous pata de mulo (mule's foot) is usually unripened (fresh), but if it is cured the ripening process brings out such flavour that it can compete with the best sheep cheeses in Spain.


Valladolid has a bread to go with every dish, like the delicious “cuadros” from Medina del Campo, the muffins, the pork-scratching bread and the lechuguinos, with a pattern of concentric circles that resemble a head of lettuce.


The pastries and baked goods from the province of Valladolid are well-known. This include specialities such as the "bolla de chicharrones" (Cake of pork rind), the "rosquillas de palo" (stick donuts), the "mariquitas" (ladybirds), the "roscados" (donuts), the "mantecados de Portillo", the "roscos de yema" (yolk roscos), the "rosquillas de Trancalapuerta" (donuts of Trancalapuerta), los "bizcochos de Santa Clara" of Tordesillas (Cakes of Saint Clara), the "hojuelas" (flakes), the "bizcochos de cura" (cakes of cure).


If you like the world of the vineyard, here’s your spot. Wines from the province of Valladolid are among the best in the world due to their outstanding taste and quality.Wine production is a growing sector that offers the visitor new ways to find out about tradition and the world of wine production.


The province has five wines with a denomination of origin:


• Wines with a Rueda Denomination of Origin were court wines at the time of the Catholic Monarchs. They are produced from a range of Verdejo grapes, and to a lesser measure from Sauvignon blanc cultivars. Under this appellation there are white, sparkling, red, pink and liquor wines.


• For their part, the wines of Ribera del Duero are elaborated with the ink on the country and you can taste red wines young, reserve wine and old vine.


• Wines of the Toro Designation of Origin are mainly white, rosé and red.


• The wines of Tierra de León Denomination of Origin are white, rosé and red.


• Finally, there are the rosé wines of the Cigales denomination of Origin.


Each Designation of Origin has its own route which you will find on the following official website. Swirl the glass gently, smell the aromas from the wine, perceive the notes of flavour on the palate... Savouring a good wine is always a marvellous experience and even more so in Valladolid, where you will find many towns with historic and vanguard wineries to enjoy this activity. Visits to wineries in Valladolid can be arranged in collaboration with The Wine Tourism Office.




Diversity, variety and quality are the words that best describe a range of cultural facilities which knows no bounds. From theatre plays and music performances to the screening of films throughout the year, all combine to make Valladolid a city in which culture is alive and vibran.




The Cathedral of Valladolid is located right opposite to the University. It begun to be built on the 16th century, designed by Juan de Herrera, architect also of the famous Escorial in Madrid. Its main façade was not finished until the 18th century, by the famous artist A. Churriguera. Inside the cathedral there is an outstanding 16th century altar piece by Juan de Juni. In the chapels of the former Collegiate church (from the 13 th century) you can visit the Diocesan and Cathedral's Museum with a remarkable collection of sculpture and painting.


The San Pablo Church of the Dominican order is one of the most representative temples of Valladolid (Castilla y León, Spain). This convent was founded by Doña Violante, wife of King Alfonso X. It has a big Gothic style facade work of Simón de Colonia. In one of its chapels the Cristo Yacente by Gregorio Fernández can be found. It was reconstructed in Hispanic/Flemish style by order of Cardinal Torquemada in the XV century. Thereafter, there were reforms by the Duke of Lerma. Plateresque style adornments were added to the upper portion of the main front.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 Museum of Sculpture. 


The temple was founded in the 11th century by Count Ansúrez. From within this Romanesque construction a beautiful tower remains, topped with a slender pyramid shaped spire (13th century). The primitive church was replaced by what can be seen today, a Gothic church of the 14th century. Its high altarpiece is the work of Juan de Juni and can be found today in the high chapel of the Valladolid Cathedral.

Ayuntamiento(Town Hall)

It is located on the Plaza Mayor (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 Towns Halls of Spain thanks to its majesty, its big dimensions, its inner courtyard and for being surrounded by 4 towers and the clock-tower.

The Plaza Mayor (main square), presided over by a statue of Count Ansúrez, is right in the centre of the city. Being the heart of the city, it is surrounded by many shops, restaurants and bars. It is the perfect place for a walk into the city to enjoy the gastronomy of Valladolid. The walker has here a good opportunity to experience the tapas by entering a bar, having a glass of wine while tasting a tapa, moving to the next-door bar and so on.




National Sculpture Museum

This Museum was founded in the middle of XX 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 doors with the name of Museo Nacional, 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. The Museum has an exhibition, which is an outstanding testament to the quality of Spanish sculpture from the Middle Ages through to the 19th century. Three of the Spanish Baroque's most important sculptors, Juan de Juni, Alonso Berruguete and Gregorio Fernández have their own dedicated areas.

Patio Herreriano Museum

A very different but equally interesting Museum is the Patio Herreriano, Museum of Contemporary Art. The Museum displays a collection over 800 pieces of contemporary Spanish art from 1918 to the present day. Sculptures, painting and works on paper, show Spanish art from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Columbus House-Museum

The Columbus Museum of Valladolid is the home to many documents and memorabilia related to Christopher Columbus´s discovery of America. Although popular belief has it that inside the current Museum's vicinity Christopher Columbus, who died in Valladolid on May 20, 1506, was laid to rest. However, it is also believed that he died in the Convent of San Francisco, which is no longer in existence, near the Plaza Mayor of Valladolid where the discoverer currently lies.

The Columbus Museum brings the Spanish Golden Age atmosphere back to life without forgetting the colonial and pre-Hispanic motifs, along with a collection of ceramics from different indigenous cultures, models of ships, books and navigational instruments.

Zorrilla House-Museum

The Spanish Romantic poet José Zorrilla, famous for being the author of Don Juan Tenorio, was born in this house.The museum contains documents, manuscripts, furniture and personal mementos of José Zorrilla (1817-1893), which were donated by his widow. The two-storey house has a lovely garden, and its different rooms (kitchen, living room, study, etc.) are carefully decorated to reproduce the typical style of the Romantic Era.




Valladolid is a modern city with excellent means of transport. There are good connections by road and train with the main Spanish cities and even a small international airport.




Due to its strategic location, Valladolid has differents access routes. The main access routes to our province are the following ones:





From Madrid


From Segovia


Form Soria


From Burgos


From Leon


From Tordesillas or Portugal


From Medina del Campo






Being a medium size city, you will be able to walk to most places, but sometimes using public transport will save you time. The bus service in Valladolid is excellent, vehicles are very modern, clean and bus stops have screens displaying real time information via GPS. Auvasa is the company offering public bus transport in Valladolid.


Line 1: Covaresa - San Pedro Regalado

Line 2: Covaresa - Barrio España

Line 3: Girón - Las Flores

Line 15: Pza. Circular - Pinar - Puente Duero

Line 4: Duque de La Victoria - Pinar de Jalón

Line 16: Pza. España - Col. San Juan de Dios

Line 5: C. Contiendas - Pte. Simancas - Entrepinos

Line 17: Rondilla - Polígono San Cristóbal

Line 6: Delicias - La Victoria

Line 18: La Cistérniga - La Overuela

Line 7: Arturo Eyries - Belén

Line 19: Pza. España - La Cistérniga

Line 8: Parquesol - Belén

Line 25: Contiendas / Fte. Berrocal - Pte. Simancas / Entrepinos

Line 9: Parquesol - Estaciones - Delicias - Pol. San Cristóbal

Line C1: Circular 1: Parquesol - La Victoria - Parquesol

Line 10: Parquesol - La Victoria

Line C2: Circular 2: Parquesol - La Victoria - Parquesol

Line 12: Pº Zorrilla 1 - Fuente Berrocal

Line H: Pº Zorrilla 71 - Hospital Río Hortega

Línea 14: Pza. España - Pol. San Cristóbal



The same company offers bus tours, a great way to see the city if you are short of time. The bus costs around 5 Euro, and it leaves from Acera de Recoletos, 6. It only operates on Fridays and weekends at established times, so make sure you check the times in advance.

Check this website for schedules and information: www.linecar.es.







Valladolid train station "Estación del Norte" is located in the outskirts of the city but you can easily reach the city centre in a 20 minute walk. The station is operated by RENFE, the Spanish rail company. From Valladolid you can travel to international destinations such as Portugal and France, as well to the main Spanish cities. Also, the High Speed Rail links us to Madrid in 55 minutes.


More information and tickets: www.renfe.es




Get your tickets by internet (www.renfe.com) or by submitting this voucher at any Renfe ticket offices (Railway Stations or travel agencies).

The holder will get a discount on national routes, one way or return ticket, to the Valladolid train station.

Non stopovers allowed, except when a change of train is mandatory.

For full conditions, please see General Conditions for Passenger Transport Contracts.

This voucher will be shown to the Controller along with your ticket.

Not combined with any other commercial officer.

Request your discount coupon to the Technical Secretariat




The airport is located in Villanubla, a village 12 km from Valladolid.


Buses connect the airport with the city centre, if you prefer you can also take a taxi, it will cost you around 22 euros, but make sure you ask before taking the taxi how much they are going to charge you.



More information: www.info.valladolid.es and Tourism in Valladolid