Valladolid is a city located northwest of the Iberian Peninsula(Spain), it´s the capital of the province and autonomous community of Castile and Leon. It borders with the provinces of Burgos, Palencia and León in the north, with Zamora on the west, Salamanca and Avila to the south, and the province of Segovia to the east.
Valladolid was the capital of the Castilian courts and former capital of the empire during the reigns of Charles I, Philip II and Philip III, it´s a province with castles and fortresses.
As capital has an important historical-artistic heritage and one of the most important sculpture museums of Europe. Valladolid province is especially famous for its Easter processions, both in the capital, as in the towns of Medina del Rio Seco and Medina del Campo. The climate of Valladolid is of extreme temperatures, hot summers and extremely cold winters, producing frost on clear nights of clouds and occasional snow. This northern region of Spain with the rest of the provinces of Castilla y Leon are the coldest regions around in the south of Europe.
Valladolid Cathedral: It is located in the center of the city and was designed in the sixteenth century by the architect Juan de Herrera, one of the most important landmarks of Valladolid.
Important reference to the dissemination of spanish contemporary arts, it has a significant amount of Spanish contemporary works from 1918 to present.
Permanent exhibitions on science, nature, and cartography.
Located in the building occupied by the writer Miguel de Cervantes in Valladolid during his stay between 1604 and 1606, which coincided with the publication of the first edition of Don Quixote in 1605. Permanent exhibition with items of this great writer.
India House in Spain is a cultural institution created to promote dialogue between the peoples of India and Spain, together with similar centers in London and Berlin.
Campo Grande Glass Pavilion: Exhibitions, arts and culture
Pinar de Antequera is the green lung of the city of Valladolid and the main natural resource. The pine has ample spaces for hiking, sports, walking or cycling.
One of the most interesting natural spaces in the province of Valladolid, has an area of 8420 ha and is one of the most important areas for wildlife in the province of Valladolid, with a large reserve of species.
Liaison between the Esgueva Valley and the Duero Valley, consists of the municipalities of San Llorente, Corrales, Valdearcos, Bocos and Curiel. In this little microclimate of slopes and grasslands, we´ll see the presence of forests of oak and pine forests and a wide range fauna. When fishing, trout is the favorite catch.
Páramos de Esgueva: This is a sub-county of Ribera del Duero crossed by the Duero River
Medina del Campo Cinema Week: Cinema, films.. Important contest in April in Medina de Campo, Valladolid. web
International Week Film Festival of Valladolid - SEMINCI -Golden Corn Trophy, Oct- November. web
Street Theatre and Arts Festival of Valladolid: May and June
Festival LA FILA. Short film festival contest with several categories: fiction, documentary and animation. web
Valladolid Latino: Latin Music in Valladolid. web
Easter Celebrations: Easter in Valladolid annually attracts visitors from all over Spain and the rest of the world.
Garlic Soups, lentil stews, stews slowly cooked on fire ovens
the cuisine of the province of Valladolid is typically Castilian, although each presents different areas. In the north of the province, especially in the region of Tierra de Campos, is tradition the production of sheep's cheese, among which Villalón cheese, cured or semi-cured are one of it´s best, it is a fresh cheese also known as "Pata of Mula".
The bread made in the province of Valladolid has a great tradition also that goes back to the ninth century, in fact, Charles I, during his retreat in the monastery of Yuste, got the bread made in Valladolid. In the sixteenth century Valladolid bakers were financially supported by the Monarchy of the time. Traditionally handmade, with a slow mixing and a prolonged fermentation, finished in a wood oven cooking. The province also houses four appellations of origin for wines, the wines of Appellation of origin of Rueda, Ribera del Duero, and Toro appellation of Origin.
Urban Buses: Valladolid has 22 lines that will take us throughout the city.
Bus Station: The bus station is located in Valladolid Puente Colgante Street in the heart of the city, within walking distance of train station and the city´s main avenue, Paseo de Zorrilla.
Valladolid Airport: Valladolid International Airport is located 10 km from Valladolid, in the municipality of Villanubla and connects the city with the rest of Spain and international destinations.