A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CITY
This is a lovely place to relax in the big city, where nature is in full splendor. There is a large field which hosts many species of birds and the occasional squirrel ... if you visit make sure you're not to miss a trip tot Valladolid. Its construction goes back to the last century which gives Valladolid a senorial touchof a big city in the hands of Mayor Don Miguel Iscar
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.
The first evidence of its construction dates back to the beginning of the 10th century and the first news mentioning it are from the beginning of the 11th century when the Count Sancho Garcia defeated the Arabs and declared, "from now on, this will be the most faithful place in Castilla," which is where the city's name originated from (peñafiel = faithful group).
The castle is built in a boat-like shape which shape was adapted to fit the narrow hill on which it sits. The Provincial Wine Museum is currently locked in the castle.
The different rooms show the various processes used to make wine, as well as the different denominations found in Valladolid: Ribera del Duero, Cigales and Rueda.
Personally I think the church is the most beautiful facade in all of Valladolid, but it's been under renovation for so long a time, sometimes we forget what's it was like from the outside. This is one of the most central churches of Valladolid, and also has one of the best architectural gems in its facade, based on a thorough sculpture, it's considered by experts as one of the best sculpted facades throughout Spain. This Church is linked to the Route of the Castilian Language and belongs to the Artistic Heritage of Spain.
For me, this is the most beautiful church in the city of Valladolid, capital of the autonomous community of Castilla y Leon. It is a Gothic church dating from the fourteenth century, with a beautiful Romanesque tower surmounted by a pyramidal spire. Outwardly speaking, a Gothic style prevails. The altarpiece of the church of Santa María la Antigua, was made by Juan de Juni, but today is kept in the Chapel of the Cathedral of Valladolid. Worship Hours: Monday to Saturday at 9:00, 9:30 and 19:15 h. Sundays at 10:15, 11:15 and 19:15 h. Price: Free admission.
One of the most beautiful parts of Valladolid, a shopping arcade from the 19th century that's still in perfect condition. It's small but charming and is one of the few remaining in Spain. On numerous occasions it's been the backdrop of movie scenes and is a must-see for tourists.
It is one of the largest castles of Castile. It was used as a fortress and in its time was a strategic military center. The artistic style of the fortress is Gothic. The fortress is known for its great keep, the chapel, the hall of honor, the lookout point, or the Queen's hairdresser. Access is to the main entrance; these are areas that you cannot miss.
Personally I think that it's the best museum of Valladolid, and for those ve do not know, it recently changed its name and is now known as the National Museum of San Gregorio College, which was formerly known as the National Sculpture Museum. It is located in the heart of the city of Valladolid and contains one of the best exhibitions of sculptures in Spain and with many of its best works carried out by famous sculptors such as: Alonso Berruguete, Juan de Juni, Gregorio Fernández, etc. There are also a range of styles such as Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque . Their opening times are as follows: * From 1 October to 17 March, Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 14:00 -16:00 to 18:00 * From 18 March to 30 September, Tuesday to Saturday: 10 : 00 to 14:00 -16:00 to 21:00 * Sundays: 10:00 to 14:00. Closed: Every Monday of the year and some holidays. Their prices are € 3.00 and reduced overall by 1.50 € I recommend coming here and seeing all it has to offer, very interesting.
I deviated from my route on my way back home and stopped by the Church of San Benito, near the main square of Valladolid, where coincidentally a procession was also taking place. It's a beautiful church to visit, along with the surrounding buildings, a market and an exhibition hall (usually showing photography exhibitions).
A very unique building designed by British architect Richard Rogers, who also designed the new Terminal 4 of Barajas airport in Madrid and the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, France. You must see this if you are an architecture lover.
The Cathedral of Valladolis is magnificent, although it would have been even better if they were able to compelte it.
Even so, you'll leave satisfied after visiting it. It you want more information you can visit: www.disfrutavalladolid.com
You can not imagine that city so secluded is located in classic, conservative contemporary style without any pragmatism, this place is endowed with cement, oxides, full-scale geometry and visual force any camera and photographer will be happy to portray.
I visited on a Sunday, as it's free that day. The house is small, but very well set and in great detail. It has a beautiful garden and is sitated very close to Campo Grande, Plaza Zorrilla and shopping. A recommended visit!
I present a special place that dates back to the Middle Ages and was used for bullfights in the "Run of the Bulls". The setting is medieval because it is at the foot of the Castle. The plaza is rectangular and is made up of sides with 40 houses made of stone and mud. There are 2 or 3 floors and some have stone on the ground floor. But maybe what stands out most are the balconies dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries with wood trim and on which they rest to this day called "Balcony Easements", ie to see the show in front and with the best views. There are 2 entrances to access the Plaza del Coso, down the hall you see in the picture and the main street crowned with noble houses. Don´t miss these parties because they are the very best in which I have been, people come from all Spanish geography and some abroad, very much underway and tradition. It's nice to know a little village that Spain still retaining traditions despite the criticism, that Spain is increasingly open to the world.
This is one of the most important statues in the city of Valladolid, located in the Plaza de Colon. It dates back to the year 1891, and was made by the sculptor Antonio Susillo and cast by Thiebaut Freres. It was initially located in Cathedral Square in Havana, where it remained until 1898, when Cuban independence meant that it was returned to Spain. It shows Columbus kneeling on a boat carrying the cross.
Everything in life is art, but a statue that blends with nature is called Beauty. This lovely statue is the work of Edward Square and you can see it in the Campo Grande in Valladolid, a park filled with art, flora and fauna. This statue is a tribute to a known family of photographers, the Muñoz. It was a family of street photographers highlighting Vicente Muñoz, who would become a Campo Grande official photographer for over 50 years. As you see in this corner, the statue shows you a photographer on the verge of having his photo taken and his right hand raised as if to say: Look at the birdie. If you want to sit, he will be happy to take a picture on this beautiful place called Valladolid, Campo Grande.