Valladolid Travel Guide

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Valladolid Things to Do

  • Cervantes Museum

    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

    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...

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  • Plaza Mayor and Casa Consistorial

    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...

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Valladolid Restaurants

  • Los Zagales Restaurant

    This restaurant is situated in the center of Valladolid near Plaza Mayor (Main Square). It seems this is excellent stake house where you can get excellent meet and wine. Waters were speaking English. Alas! When we requested two well done stakes we received almost raw stakes with blood. So, maybe you will be luckier?

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  • Spanish Grill

    The word parrilla stands for grill and this restaurant serves finest grilled fish I have eaten while in Valladolid. The dark humor of the owners should be recognized (well this is how I see it), that St. Lawrence wat burned to death over a grill! And the parilla was the 16th century monastery before being converted to a restaurant and has a very...

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  • Dine with Don Quixote

    This restaurant is one of the best in the city, despite its rising prices. It is a family restaurant, the owner works the dining room and his wife in the kitchen, as well and their son. The ambience is fantastic! The restaurant is located beside the Casa de Cervantes, (around 8km or 1/2 mile south of the cathedral and Plaza Mayor).It might be seen...

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Valladolid Nightlife

  • Gay

    Valladolid has no real gay nightlife. The only place that was opened was The Libertad. During the daytime its an ordinary coffee shop where you can hardly see the gay atmosphere. Later at night it changes a bit. On Sunday at 23.00 and 01.00 there is a drag show. Maybe not the most exciting place but worthwhile visiting. especially if you want to...

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  • Thriving Nightlife

    Valladolid has a huge student population and that ensures there are plenty of late night bars and clubs to keep you entertained until the small hours (however when I was there, all of them by city regulations closed down at 3 am - maybe that changed because I know there was a lot of complaints).In Valladolid there are plenty of tapas bars,...

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  • El Cuadro.

    Well, this is not an area I usually go ... anyway, I can try to describe it.A place of giant disco-pubs, techno music, profesional dancers (go-gos), and $6 cups. Early in the night, around 19-21 o'clock, it is frequented by very young people (high school), so no alcohol is allowed (at least in theory). Later in the night, the 'average age' grows...

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Valladolid Transportation

  • To Valladolid by train

    To my mind the most convenient way to get Valladolid from Madrid is to take a train at Chamartin Rail Way Station. It takes about one hour and five to get Valladolid from Madrid by train. You can also get Valladolid by the train from Salamanca as we did. It took us only thirty five minutes. Rail way station is not big but quite comfortable to wait...

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  • Valladolid rail station.

    I travelled from Irun at 08.25 to Valladolid by 12-49. train was going to Madrid. buying your ticket in advance at the Valladolid station, get your turn ticket number from a small machine first.Trains go to Lisbon [ night train ] , Madrid, Irun,Hendaye, Gijon, Barcelona, Salamanca etc.

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  • To / from the airport

    Local bus company "Linecar" run a regular service to the airport. Probably best to get on at the bus station for the journey out to the airport.

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Valladolid Shopping

  • Main Shopping Area

    Main shopping area in Valladolid is mostly concentrated at Calle Santiago (Saint James Street). Majority of boutiques are situated along this street. Multi brand super market “Il Corte Engles” is situated near this street too. Whatever you need As many Euros as your purse allows.

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  • Mercado Del Val

    Mercado Del Val is typical Castilian agricultural market existing here since 1882. If you need fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, meet, cheese or vine you can find all it here. Open from Monday through Saturday from 09:00 to 15:30 hrs.In December 2014 was closed because of reconstruction Euros

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  • Food supermarket

    If you need any kind of food or alcohol in Valladolid it is better to buy it in Carrefour Market. This shop is situated at city center near the Church of Santiago. This shop has underground floor where you will find very wide choice of Spanish wines, juices and mineral waters. Open: Monday – Saturday from 09:00-22:00Sundays: From 10:00-21:00 Euros

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Valladolid Local Customs

  • Ice skating

    In December and January you can go Ice skating on the Plaza Mayor. Infront of the beautifull city hall, especially at night when all the lights are on its a very special expierience.

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  • Walking in fur

    On Sunday afternoon all the ladies of Valladolid, where walking along the Paseo de Zorilla dressed in a fur coat. I've never seen so many fur coats in my life.

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  • Dressing up...

    I always tought it is such a cliche.The flamenco dresses , beautifull dark hairedgirls...colorfull , flamboyant....It is not! Spanish girls have got a lot of flair.They dare to be colorfull , elegant.It is quit a feast for the eye to see themat festive activities. This picture is taken after the wedding service.I loved to see them.

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Valladolid Warnings and Dangers

  • Outrageous fountain

    At Plaza de la Rinconada Square just behind the Casa Consistorial you are going to find very outrageous fountain. That fountain is decorated with two statues of naked males and genitals of both these statues are visible. They are not just visible but put for public observation with challenge. Their genitals are shining because some idiots being...

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  • Cold Weather

    As I mentioned before, Valladolid is a cold city during winter and early Spring months, so be prepared with a good coat, scarf and gloves. Although it was already spring when I visited (by the end of March 2004) temperatures were low, mainly at night - 0ýC at dinnertime.

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Valladolid Tourist Traps

  • Airport outta town

    Ryanair now do cheap flights to here which is great but the airport itself is outside of the town. As soon as you get off the plane there is a booth that says tickets- three euros for a bus which brings you directly to the awful bus station( which is also outside of the city centre). Try to get to it as fast as you can cuz if the luggage bit is...

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  • Boredom in the bus station

    If you can avoid a wait in this station -do it- it's is the most boring bus station in Spain- I think! However there is a cafe with a very friendly waiter but it still bores you stiff! Bring a great book, go to pizza hut around the corner or better still go to the sex shop across the road- never went myself but heard it was fun!

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  • Small money...

    Don't forget to pay attention when you park your car. The local authorities seemto be very keen on writing tickets.It's small money to avoid a lot of trouble.

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Valladolid What to Pack

  • This is practical...

    Something I missed in so many places and they got it here.A place where they keep your luggage for you.So on the last day of your trip you can stillhang round without having to go back tothe hotel to pick up your luggage.It is located central in the bus station.'calle san José'

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  • Packing List

    The typical image of Spain is the one a country of Sun & beaches, so many people thinks weather is always warm here. Actually, winter may be really cold in the central plateau ... well, perhaps, if you come from Alaska, you don't think the same :-) Valladolid is famous for its fog (some people call it 'the little London'). When there is fog in...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Valladolid Off The Beaten Path

  • Tordesillas

    Tordesillas is a nice village situated about 31km southwest of Valladolid. It has an important historical meaning to Portugal and Spain, since a treaty was signed here. The palace where the treaty was signed is opened to visitors. Basically, that treaty - Tratado de Tordesillas - formalized which part of the "New World" (back in the discoveries...

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  • CASTLE OF LA MOTA in Medina del Campo

    Placed on a hill or mota, the present castle is been renovated and a few years it will be a great experience.

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  • CASTLE OF PEÑAFIEL

    Just between Aranda de Duero and Valladolid. All this area is famous as well for the wine yards denomination 'Ribera del Duero', where you will be able to visit some of the best 'bodegas and wines'.

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Valladolid Sports & Outdoors

  • Beach volleyball

    A popular sport in the evening.When the hottest houres of the day are over..Near the 'placa poniente' there isa beach along the river...If you are not so sportive , just watch it.

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  • Xmas holiday Ice-skating

    Outdoor temporary ice-rink during the Spanish Christmas holiday period. Ends circa 12th January. You MUST have a pair of gloves or hire a pair. Boots are provided as part of the entrance fee 5 Euros (Xmas 2003). Ask for a helmet if your child is skating for the first time!

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  • "Pingüinos" Motorbike meeting

    Every January, there is a meeting near Valladolid (Tordesillas & Boecillo) of motorbike lovers. It is considered to be the biggest one in Europe. You should bring winter clothes. January can be rather cold, here.

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Valladolid Favorites

  • Plaza Fuente Dorada. Tourist Info Point.

    Plaza Fuente Dorada or Golden Fountain Square is known since XIII century and was the commercial center of city of Valladolid. During the Great fire of 1561 all houses and their arcades suffered heavy damage and collapsed. King Felipe II ordered its reconstruction by royal decree of December 13, 1564.Modern name this square received in 1738 from...

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  • Bitter facts about Valladolid

    Valladolid is said to be cold in winter, sweltering in summer (however it rained a lot when I was there!). It is said to be polluted and noisy, and the sad fact is that many older buildings have been replaced by moder and utilitarian ones. However, most attractions remained and after centuries of decline the city is reviving economically and...

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  • Take a walk around

    The Valladolid town council produces an excellent series of brief guided walks round the city which are available from its Turismo offices - one of which is conveniently sited near the fountain at the Plaza Zorrilla on the Acera de Recoletos. It is a great way to get to know the city better and it is quite cheap, so try it out.

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