During my latest visit to Valladolid we didn't need to go past it, but we must recognize that it is one of those parts of the city that calls out to you. It has lots of charm and it's well maintained. Despite the cold weather, you come to the square and can't stop to take a break and enjoy the view. Then, once that's done, you can go quietly to one of the sites and you will find tapas in the vicinity. A good Ribera de Duero and all arranged.
One of the most famous figures in Spanish romanticism is José Zorrilla, who was born in Valladolid. This square is named in his memory and has a statue of him next to a very interesting fountain. You can see landmark buildings around the square.
Santa Cruz is one of the most beautiful places in Valladolid. It's very wide, and here you can relax and look at the Palacio de Santa Cruz with gardens, lush trees and seating. In the square you can see two private schools and the famous School of Law. The Palacio de Santa Cruz is the real highlight, though, the most significant example of Renaissance art in Spain. It was the former headquarters of the Colegio Mayor Santa Cruz and today, the palace is the headquarters of the Rector of the University Vallisoletana. You see, full of culture, beauty and a unique setting to stroll in and enjoy.
In addition to the important historical content of this square in which you'll never get tired of discovering incredible monuments, you'll find an inexhaustible supply of leisure. There are a good number of cafes, pastry shops, tapas and wine bars and all kinds of shops. Children can run, ride a bike, and skate safely.
It's the typical Castilian style square, cobbled, surrounded by arcaded houses and big balconies from which you see all types of festivals and celebrations. It is the main meeting place, since it has terraces and the majority of bars and restaurants, and the most important structure is the Town Hall. The Plaza Mayor is the central hub of the city of Tordesillas, it is crossed by 2 perpendicular streets leading off the 4 walled gates of the villa. From the square there are four intersections: San Pedro, San Anton, Santa Maria and San Antolin, stately homes abound Brick with wood eaves flown, and with shields and iron balconies, typical architecture of the noble past of the town .
Peñafiel Plaza is a little bit atypical. It's rectangular, and the homes surrounding it are two or three stories with beautiful wooden balconies. In the old plaza of Penafiel, when the holidays are upon us, if you escape the bull inside you can take the bull that walks out. In this town they celebrate the oldest known bull run in Spain. Experts have said they've been held there for at least five centuries. In this square, known as Plaza del Coso, it remains a curious tradition. Some homeowners have to hand over their balconies to the families that, since centuries ago, have had this privilege during these dates.