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Valladolid | 5 Sites You Must Know

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Valladolid, Castilla y León, España

Valladolid is a municipality and a Spanish city seat of the Cortes and the Board of the Autonomous Community of Castile and Leon. It is an ecological and renewable city, with a diversity of good wines, ideal places to try their exquisite tapas or a good roast lamb.

This city is very quiet by day, but at night offers endless options to go out to eat or drink something. It impresses the amount of religious buildings that we can find, almost one next to the other.

It is for this and many more things that Valladolid is a city worth visiting, know its stories and corners. Here we leave 5 sites that you can not miss in this beautiful city.

MAIN SQUARE

The Plaza Mayor of Valladolid, with the statue of Conde Ansúrez centered on the square, is the main meeting point for tourists and Valladolid locals, is and has always been the central nerve of the city.

Its construction began in the thirteenth century and its function was to be the market square. In the fourteenth century the market changes location and it is from there that we know it as the Plaza Mayor of Valladolid.

It is a square and porticoed square and is one of the largest squares in Spain. Its structure gave rise to places like those of Salamanca and Madrid. It is currently a good place to enjoy many activities, food areas and shops.

PARQUE DE CAMPO GRANDE

This park is the green lung of the city and is located in the heart of the city. It has a triangular shape and during its creation has been known as “The Field of Truth” or “Field of Mars”. It was created at the end of the eighteenth century and is undoubtedly an oasis in the middle of the city.

The most characteristic area is its pond, where we can find a small waterfall and see from very close the peacocks that are strolling through each corner of the park showing their colorful and bright feathers.

Campo Grande has three aviaries, which today is home to pigeons, pheasants, chickens, among other birds.

In addition, it owns a great variety of trees between which they are: the Chinese palm tree, the tree of the love, the cedar of the Lebanon, etc.

GUTIERREZ PASSAGE

It was inaugurated in 1886 and was the initiative of the merchant Eusebio Gutiérrez, hence its name. It was built by the architect Jerónimo Ortiz de Urbina and is the only commercial passage of the city.

It has two sections articulated by a central roundabout where we can see the statue of Mercury, symbol of the god of commerce.

It was abandoned a few years, but has recovered and currently offers a large number of bars and cafes, making it one of the most visited and tourist sites in Valladolid.

CATHEDRAL OF VALLADOLID

It was built in the 16th century and is known as “La Inconclusa”, because its construction has never been completed. In it is buried the Count of Ansúrez, considered like the founder of Valladolid.

In its interior we can find the Diocesan Museum and the Cathedral Museum. The entrance to the church is free, but both the museum and the climb to the tower must be paid. In addition, you must book in advance because the visits to the tower are made with established schedules and with limited groups of people.

SUMMON OF THE MILLENNIUM

It was created as one of the pavilions of the Expo of Zaragoza and in 2011 was relocated in the city creating a zone of leisure in which tourists and citizens can enjoy.

In addition, it can house different types of activities of entertainment and culture like theater, fairs, games of basketball or tennis.

The dome uses the most modern technologies to generate a large part of the energy it consumes, thanks to the coating material that captures 90% of the sunlight, achieving cooling and heating itself for most of the year.

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