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    Museo de Valladolid.

    by Oleg_D. Written May 28, 2015

    Museum of Valladolid is situated in the palace of Fabio Nelli de Espinosa the banker of Italian origin. Palace was constructed by Juan Gonzales de Lastra between 1576 and 1582. In 1967 local government decided to organize permanent exhibitions of provincial archeological museum and museum of fine arts in this palace. Ever since that year Museum of Valladolid exists and boasts with its archeological and fine arts collections.
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    Open:
    From October through June: From Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00 hours. Sunday: 10:00 to 14:00 hours
    From July through September: From Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00 hours. Sunday: 10:00 to 14:00 hours

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    Museo de Valladolid. Ancient archeology& fine art.

    by Oleg_D. Written May 28, 2015

    Ancient archeology and fine arts are represented by Ibero-Celtic, pre-Roman, bronze helmet and weapons and decorative art artifacts. From the Roman period you are going to see some well preserved mosaics.
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    Open:
    From October through June: From Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00 hours. Sunday: 10:00 to 14:00 hours
    From July through September: From Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00 hours. Sunday: 10:00 to 14:00 hours

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    Museo de Valladolid. Fine arts of Middle Ages

    by Oleg_D. Written May 28, 2015

    Third part of permanent exhibition of Valladolid Museum suggests to your attention medieval artifacts. From my point of view the most interesting are: Gothic sword of XV century belonged to one of Counts from Anzures family. Polychrome sarcophagus of Infant Don Alfonso of Castile made in 1291 and decorated with coat of arms belonged to mentioned Prince. This sarcophagus was received from the Church of San Pablo where Don Alfonso war buried. And of course wonderful fresco of XIV from Convent of San Juan and San Pablo in Penafiel. This fresco is known as “The legend about three alives and three deads”. You will be able to see absolutely fantastical beings at that fresco. Of course collection possesses some icons, portraits, sculptures and chests.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photo and video
    Open:
    From October through June: From Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00 hours. Sunday: 10:00 to 14:00 hours
    From July through September: From Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00 hours. Sunday: 10:00 to 14:00 hours

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    Palacio Pimentel

    by Oleg_D. Written May 26, 2015

    Pimentel Palace was built in XV century. It is famous because Infant Felipe, son of King Carlos I (Holy Roman Emperor Charles V) was born here on May 21, 1527. Later Infant Felipe became so hated in English speaking countries King of Spain Felipe II. Since 1875 building of this palace belongs to local provincial government.
    Palace is a residence of provincial government and place of provisional exhibitions, although you can freely get it to the hall with azulejos. Those azulejos show the scenes from the Felipe II life in Valladolid.

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    Palacio Pimentel. Azulejos

    by Oleg_D. Written May 26, 2015

    There are a lot of azulejo or traditional Spanish decorative tiles showing the scenes from the life of Felipe II the King of Spain who was born in this palace and who transferred the capital from Valladolid to Madrid in 1560. You can see Knight’s Tournaments, processions and even the Great Fire of 1561.
    Palace is a residence of provincial government and place of provisional exhibitions. Although you can freely get it to the hall with azulejos.

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    Iglesia Conventual de San Pablo

    by Oleg_D. Written May 25, 2015

    First Dominican church of San Pablo was built here in 1276 by Doña Violante the wife of Alfonso X the Wise, King of Castile and Leon. Present church was built between 1445 and 1468 by Cardinal Fray Juan de Torquemada. No need to confuse him with his nephew the Grand Inquisitor Tomas de Torquemada. Juan Torquemada was famous philosopher and theologian. After his death construction was continued by another Dominican Fray Alonso de Burgos the Bishop of Palencia and confessor to Queen Isabel of Castile and Leon. Splendid Gothic facade and portal designed by Simon de Colonia was accomplished by 1500. Majority masterpieces from interior are in National Museum of Sculpture now. Although, main masterpiece of this church is the main facade.
    Admission is free but any donations are welcomed and highly appreciated. Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photo and video.

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    Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Antigua

    by Oleg_D. Written May 24, 2015

    First church at this place was founded by Count Pedro de Anzures in beginning of XII century. Present building was mostly built in XIV century and is expressively Gothic in style. Although original Romanesque architecture style is still represented by Romanesque belfry built in XIII century. It was built is so called Lombard manner. Unfortunately we failed to get in because church was closed.
    Church has not fixed schedule, you can visit before or after worship from 8:30 to 10:00 and 18:30 to 20:00 hours.
    Approximate schedule of Masses: Monday-Friday from 9:00 to 9:30 hours and at 19:15 hours. Saturdays at 19:15 hours and Sundays at 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 13:15 and 19:15 hours.

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    Iglesia San Benito El Real

    by Oleg_D. Written May 24, 2015

    Splendid late Gothic church and convent of San Benito el Real or Saint Benedict Royal was built between 1499 and 1515 according to plans of Juan de Arandia and Garcia de Olave. Today this is one of the oldest buildings in Valladolid, although not the oldest one. Church was built where mediaeval royal palaces known as the Reales Alcazares had previously stood.
    Portico or main portal was built by Gil de Hontañon (1569-1572). If we have a look at the pictures of the beginning of XIX century then we can easily discover that belfry over the main portal was twice higher. In the cloisters of this church is situated museum of contemporary arts. Entrance to that museum is situated from other side. Majority of masterpieces from this church are now in the National Museum of sculpture.
    Admission is free but any donations are welcomed and highly appreciated.
    The church is open for all year during the following times: Monday to Sunday and holidays from 7:30 to 13:45 hrs. and from 19:15 to 21:30 hours.
    Schedule visits:
    20 minutes before each Mass
    Masses: Mon-Sat: 8:00, 10:00, 13:00, 20:00 and 21:00. Sun: 8:00, 10:00, 11: 00, 12: 00, 13: 00, 14:00, 18:30, 20:00 and 21:00

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    Church of Las Angustias

    by Oleg_D. Written May 24, 2015

    This church was built by architect Juan de Nates at the end of XVI century. This church was traditional HQ of “Penitential Confraternity”. I don’t share delights about the main façade and portal of this church. To my mind this is just another baroque church. Interior of the church is known for the image of the Virgin of Las Angustias.

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    Church of San Augustine

    by Oleg_D. Written May 24, 2015

    Church of San Agustin was constructed between 1550 and 1627 by the architect Diego de Praves. From the very beginning was church supposed to be Gothic in style but was accomplished and Classic style. Church badly suffered during the Peninsular War of 1808-1813 when French Army turned it in to barracks. After the war, in 1814 only four monks left here. After the Act of secularization of 1834, in 1835 all monks were expelled and church was expropriated by government. Ever since that date church was in decay and by XX century was almost ruined. In 2000-2002 archeological excavations were conducted around the church and in 2002 the restoration started.

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    Church of Las Francesas

    by Oleg_D. Written May 24, 2015

    This church was founded and built in 1487 by Dona Maria de Zuniga and Dona Maria de Fonseca. Church was totally reconstructed in XVII and XVIII centuries and got baroque main portal. Nowadays this church and its cloister are the Municipal Exhibition Hall. Cloister preserved its original appearance and is known as Patio de las Tabas now. Unfortunately church and cloister were closed and we failed to get in.

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    Cervantes Museum

    by Oleg_D. Written May 23, 2015

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    Don Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616) was living in Valladolid from 1604 through 1606 that means during the period when his Immortal novel “Don Quixote” was first published in 1605.
    Admission 3 Euros.
    Open:
    Tuesday – Saturday: 9:30 - 15:00
    Sundays and Public Holidays : 10:00 - 15:00

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    Monument to Christopher Columbus

    by Oleg_D. Written May 22, 2015

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    In Valladolid where Christopher Columbus spent his last days and died in 1506, stands a monument commemorating the great discoverer and his discoveries. Perhaps the most interesting feature of the memorial is a statue of a lion at the base of it, where the Spanish National Motto is engraved. The most remarkable part of this monument is the lion destroying with his paw one a letter N in a word that had been part of Spanish motto for centuries. Before Columbus accomplished his voyages Spaniards thought they had reached the outer limits of the earth and their motto was – “No Plus Ultra or No More Beyond”. Doing so, lion is removing ‘no” from the motto transforming it in – “Plus Ultra or More Beyond”. This monument was created by sculptor Antonio Susillo in 1905. You are going to find this monument while walking from rail way station to the center.

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    Plaza Mayor and Casa Consistorial

    by Oleg_D. Written May 22, 2015

    As any Spanish city Valladolid traditionally has its own Main Square or Plaza Mayor. It situated at the place of market square totally destroyed by the Great Fire of 1561. It the center of this square you can see a monument to Count Pedro de Anzures. It the galleries around the square you are going to find shops, drug stores and restaurants. Under the square is a parking lot. And of course here you are going to find Casa Consistorial or City Council building built in 1908. This Plaza Mayor is neither biggest nor the most beautiful in Spain but quite nice place and definitely is local architectural monument.

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    Monument to Pedro Anzures

    by Oleg_D. Written May 22, 2015

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    Pedro Anzures (1037-1118) was Count of Liebana, Carrion and Soldana and Senior of Valladolid. He was well known because according to the orders of Alfonso VI the King of Castile he repopulated Valladolid. Before his repopulation program Valladolid had only two perishes. Monument to him you can see at the center of Main Square of Valladolid.

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