Valladolid is located at an altitude of 700 meters in the center of the autonomous region of Castile and León on the Pisuerga River in the middle of the northwestern plateau of Spain, the Meseta. The establishment of a high-performance automotive industry at the beginning of the 1950s supported the development into a modern city. The capital of the autonomous region of Castile and León has one of the oldest universities in Spain, which students bring a lot of life to the city.
As a city break destination, Valladolid is in the shadow of the Castilian cities of Burgos, León or Salamanca. The outskirts are modern and not very attractive. But the historic old town of Valladolid has its charms. In addition, there are a number of highly interesting museums such as the Sculpture Museum, a unique attraction for visitors interested in culture.
Where in Spain is Valladolid?
The capital of the province is Valladolid. This province is located in inland Spain, in the heart of the Castile and León region. The Holy Week, which is classified as valuable for international tourism, is also celebrated there, as is the well-known film festival, the SEMINCI International Film Week.
The province of Valladolid is also a land of castles. In total there are more than 30 of them, including in Peñafiel, Íscar or Medina del Campo. Other festivals of international tourist interest are the Holy Weeks in Medina de Rioseco and in Medina del Campo.
Valladolid on the Pisuerga River is located in the tourist no man’s land, see asterisks on the map of Spain. Not directly on the Way of St. James, not by the sea. Accordingly, it is one of the least visited metropolises in Spain. One more reason to go once.
by Tobias Büscher
The old town of Valladolid is almost overflowing with Renaissance churches and palaces, its taverns are a hit not only during the national tapa competition in November. The Millenium Cultural Center on the Pisuerga River is modern.
The annual film festival Seminci at the Teatro Calderón with the main prize “Golden Era” and the approximately 25,000 students of the university provide a lot of action.
And if you want to experience the Old-Castilian, not to say old-fashioned charm to the fullest, you are in the right place during Holy Week.
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