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    Plaza Circular

    by bonio Written May 17, 2011

    As the name suggests a "round square"! Although there is traffic about we never saw it very busy, at the centre is a playground and plenty of seats to watch the world, around the outside are many bars and cafes a good place to spend an evening.

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    Museo de arte contemporaneo Espanol

    by belgianchocolate Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Most definitely a highlight for me was a visit
    to the 'patio Herreriano'
    The museum for modern art.
    At first I was a little dissapointed-
    it is a beautifull building.
    (the fact that they reuse old buildings and
    give them a new destination , fantastic)

    Disapointed because the first 3 'salas' are
    the permanent collection. I don't like those
    paintings with 3 stripes and 5 colored
    rectangles.

    But it soon became better and showed the
    true spirit of the new Spanish creative
    generation.


    -Javier Velasco : I write this story with tears.
    'an installation with light reflecting all the
    chrystal drops and a video with a swimming
    baby'
    -Cristina Garcia Rodero
    'a whole room with fantastic pictures made
    at mystic rituals in or outside Spain'
    -Ana Laura Ala?z
    'A facinating videoclib , shown in a pink
    soft room. She even sings it herself'

    What you need to know is that all of these
    works are temporary. But it is sure a good
    break from all that religious old art.

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    National Sculpture Museum

    by zindara Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Sculpture Museum Valladolid

    Not only the building (Colegio de San Gregorio) is beautiful (great façade and nice patio), but also the paintings and specially the religious sculptures on display in the museum.
    Weekdays 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 18:00. Sundays: 10:00 – 14:00. Closed on Mondays. Price: 2,40€. Free for everybody on Saturday afternoon and Sundays.

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    Visiting castles

    by -deja.Ismael Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Castle of Torrelobaton

    The area around Valladolid includes one of the highest concentrations of medieval castles of Spain, and probably, of the world. There is even a local style, known as 'School of Valladolid'.

    More pictures in the travelogue

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  • Same Ol' Same Ol'

    by jardoz Written Mar 22, 2011

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    You'd do the same ol' things in Valladolid that you'd do in most other Spanish cities: Plaza Mayor, Catedral, some museum, tapas bars... but corte ingles??? I don't know about that one, pretty lame place to visit if you ask me.

    By the way, smcl "not much to do": the "customer treatment" you received in Corte Ingles is a Spanish custom. Most employees just couldn't care less about the customer, in fact, customers are an inconvenience for them. It's normal for Spaniards, but visitors find it offensive. You'd think they'd want to help their economy by trying to make sales...

    You can find something fun to do anywhere you go, especially if you've never been there before.

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  • not much to do

    by smcl Updated Feb 26, 2011

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    I.ve just been to visit Valladolid and I must say that I didn´t find much to do. Ok you can go to the Cathedral, museums.. but there´s no street entertainment, and I mean NO STREET ENTERTAINMENT AT ALL!!! I read some of the comments written on this page before going and was excited about these shops that were mentioned, especially the Corte Inglés and I must say that I was really disappointed with the variety of clothes, prices and customer treatment. Especially the "customer treatment", I had to wait at least 10 minutes at the till to pay while the "shop assistants" chatted and when I finally butted in to get some service I was greated with huffs and puffs!!

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    La Catedral

    by lbhspatriot Written Jan 16, 2009

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    Building of the Catedral was comissioned in 1580 by Philip II to Juan de Herrera.

    When the King died in 1598, work came to a stop for 18 years, it was Alberto Churriguera who resumed construction, drawing up plans or the exterior, these contrast with to the severe lines of Herrera which makes the Cathedral even more interesting. The classical, interior conforms more to Herrera's designs. A highlight is the 1551 altarpiece in the main apsidal chapel, the work of Juan de Juni. Art critics have commented that his polychrome figures seem "truly alive." The cathedral is in the heart of the city, east of Plaza Mayor and north of Plaza de Santa Cruz.

    When I was visiting a small admission fee was charged.

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    Casa de Zorilla

    by lbhspatriot Written Jan 16, 2009

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    The House-Museum is dedicated to the author of Don Juan Tenorio, the Spanish Romantic poet José Zorrilla. The museum contains documents, manuscripts, furniture and personal mementos of the poet, donated by his widow. The two-storey house has a lovely garden, and its rooms (kitchen, living room, study, etc.) are carefully decorated to reproduce the typical style of the Romantic Era.

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    Museum of Valladolid

    by lbhspatriot Written Jan 16, 2009

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    This museum contains works of art and archaeology and was created in 1879, the visit is interesting enough as it is located in the 15th century Fabio Nelli Palace.
    The exhibition is divided into two sections: Archaeology and Fine Arts. T
    he Archaeology section starts at the Palaeolithic age and ends at the Middle Ages. Then Fine Arts cover the 15th and 16th-century paintings and 17th-century furniture, tapestries, metalwork, even some traditional Spanish ceramics. This is a great place to learn about the city's history.

    The admission is fairly cheap as it is only €1.20, with free entrance for seniors and children.

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    National Sculpture Museum

    by lbhspatriot Written Jan 16, 2009

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    For one of the world's most impressive collections of polychrome art, visit the Museo Nacional de Escultura (National Sculpture Museum) in the San Gregorio College. The building itself is a magnificent piece of architecture with an extravagant interior and cool gargoyles. It houses priceless sculptures from the 15th and 16th centuries to modern art. It contains religious figures carved and painted by some of Spain's greatest artists of the time, most of which where donated or deposited the the Spanish Museum of Culture.

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    Casa de Cervantes

    by lbhspatriot Written Jan 16, 2009

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    This is a well preserved (with possesions and furniture) house where once Miguel Cervantes lived with his family between 1603 and 1606 and that is where the wrighter gave his masterpiece "Don Qujote" finishing touches.
    A visit to the house-museum enables you to get to know the way of life of 17th century family. So once you are in Valladolild see the house where Spain's famous literary son in Calle del Rastro near the cathedral.

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    The Museum of Oriental Art

    by lbhspatriot Written Jan 16, 2009

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    The Museum of Oriental Art is housed within the Convento de Agustinos in Paseo Filipinos and contains one of the most unusual and important collections of artwork in Spain.
    The collection was gathered by the Augustine missionaried whi visited Latin America and the far East in the 16th century. It is an amazing collection that everyone will appreciate, of exaple an extraordinary collection of Chinese and Filipino artwork includes bronzes, painted silks, weaponry, musical instruments, clothes and tobacco pipes.

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    La Plaza Mayor

    by lbhspatriot Updated Jan 16, 2009

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    The Plaza Mayor (the Main Square) is centrally located in city and one of the main and most attractive meeting places in Valladolid. The town hall is overlooking the square and tourist might find there many restaurants and shops. It is truly the heart of the city so a must do when in Valladolid.

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    Plaza Mayor

    by juzz Updated Apr 7, 2007

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    In my opinion this is the most beautiful part of Valladolid. Plaza Mayor is the central square full of bars shop and life.
    I found this funny site where you can have a look around in the square moving a webcam and zooming it, enjoy:
    http://www.asomateavalladolid.com/in/servicios/index.asp?por=no&men1=18&men2=21&men3=31&p3=WEBCAMS&con=webcams.asp

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    Museo Nacional de Escultura

    by Mikivoyageur Written Dec 28, 2006

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    Virgin with the dead Christ by Gregorio Fern��ndez
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    The items making up the collection bear eloquent witness to the quality achieved by artists in Spain from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. The works preserved in the Museum express a world of international relations, of changing influences and artistic geniuses, leading to a rich heritage of fundamental importance in the cultural context of Europe.

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    • Arts and Culture
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