You are in Valladolid
You are in Valladolid
Start your visit here, at this information point , and get ready for a nice walk around the City of Letters, the great men and women of letters who were born in this Castilian city (namely Miguel Delibes, José Zorrilla, Rosa Chacel, Jorge Guillén… Describe the feelings that will soon cross your mind as you discover so many interesting places has the city has in store for you. a trip that will bring you in touch with the cultural wealth of a city where important historical figures like kings Philip II or Philip VI were born, and where the Catholic Monarchs were married.
Start your route right in front of the City Hall. You are now standing on the first Main Square (Plaza Mayor) ever designed in Spain with a rectangular shape. If you now leave the Plaza Mayor towards your left and walk all the way down the street called Fuente Dorada, you will reach the beginning of the Bajada de la Libertad, a downward street that will take you right in front of the façade of Teatro Calderón: the city’s main theatre and a convenient site from where you may enjoy a visit to a number of churches on the adjacent streets.
There’s an incomparable sight! And one of the city’s main emblems: the façade of Saint Paul’s church. Behind the church there beigins the museum route. Following Saint Paul’s side you’ll find the National Museum of Sculpture. The most important of its kind in the whole of Spain, it holds polychromed works by Juan de Juni, Berruguete or Gregorio Fernández, among other renowned artists. Very near here: the nearby buildings of the Palacio de Pimentel and the Palacio Real.
The Cavalry Academy
National Sculpture Museum
The Campo Grande Park
The Church of Saint Pau
Church of Saint Mary 'La Antigua'
Old Bullring Square
Church and Monastery of San Benito "El Real"
Patio Herreriano Museum
Here is another suggestion as far as visiting interesting museums is concerned: the city’s Museum of Contemporary Art (“Patio Herreriano”). If you want to get there, all you have to do is take the street right opposite San Pablo’s main entrance before turning right. You may for example make a stop at Saint Benedict’s church.
Now that your senses are awakened and that you have enjoyed the city’s ornamental beauty, it’s time for a little bit of relaxation! Keep on walking along the street called María de Molina until you reach the Plaza de Zorrilla, where its round-shaped public fountain will tell you the time. On the background you will see the traditional boulevard called Acera de Recoletos, featuring a number of beautiful buildings, and the city’s ‘lungs’ –the park known as Campo Grande. Why don’t you sit down on one of its benches and enjoy the peace and quiet of this natural spot right in the middle of the city?
Time for a break now –or for a little gastronomic indulgence. You are in the right place for that. Just follow me…