Valladolid is located 90 miles (145 kilometers) northwest of the national capital Madrid and approximately 170 miles (274 kilometers) southwest of Bilbao.
There’s no better way to experience The true taste of a region than to spend a few hours exploring the vine rows, barrel rooms and vintages of its wineries. Vega Sicilia and Bodegas Protos are just two must-visit destinations for any self-respecting coinsurer visiting the Valladolid area. If you’re keen to explore even more of the regions varietals, spending some time at Bodegas Abadia Retuerta and Bodegas Emilio Moro will only deepen your appreciation for this area’s wonderful wines and for the people who craft them.
Public places and civic squares are great places to observe the rhythms of a city, and these much-loved squares in Valladolid are some of those special places. Pick up some local snacks and head to Plaza Mayor and Plaza Mayor, two not-to-be-missed squares in city. Vacationers looking for even more non-commercial experiences should also spend an hour or two at Plaza de Zorrilla and Plaza del Coso.
If you are hungry for a little culture, schedule a visit to the cultural attractions in Valladolid. Two not-to-be-missed cultural and historical highlights in Valladolid are the Museo Oriental and the thought-provoking Museo de la Ciencia. Culture vultures will also enjoy the Museo de San Antolin and the National Museum of Sculpture.
Don't miss the opportunity to visit the wonderful forts and castles in the region. When you look up at the distinct outer defenses of the Castillo de la Mota, it’s very easy to envisage how members of the nobility once defended this region.
One of the most acclaimed local performance venues in Valladolid is the Teatro Calderon. After the concert, have supper in one of the close-by restaurants or bars and explore the region’s culinary specialties.
An old place of worship, among the most popular of the many historic attractions in the city, is the Valladolid Cathedral. Visit the site to discover its cultural significance and then take your time to study its design.
The Valladolid region’s major heritage and cultural sights often overshadow its lesser known, but equally fascinating sights. Regardless of how many attractions you’ve managed to cram into your schedule, no vacation in this city is complete until you’ve checked out the San Pablo Church, the San Pablo Church, the Church of Saint Mary the Ancient and the Penafiel Church.