Valladolid is the former capital city of Spain, and it’s in close proximity to other historic cities such as Madrid, Salamanca, and Leon. Full of authentic Spanish culture and artistry, Valladolid is rich in history, wine, agriculture and nightlife. Located on the Castilian meseta with a population of 400,000 people, the city is vibrant and artsy for visitors who want a taste of Spanish culture. The city is also known worldwide for its wine, and many connoisseurs believe it produces the best wine in Spain.
- You can travel to Madrid by train in one hour from Valladolid.
- Valladolid residents are known to speak the purest “Castellano” form of the Spanish language.
- Among others, the famous National Religious Sculpture Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum and the Wine Museum of Peñafiel are located in Valladolid.
- The city has many architectural and artistic treasures, such as the churches of San Miguel and the churches of San Pablo.
- Valladolid holds a well-known film festival every October called the Cinema International Festival (SEMINCI).
- A noteworthy worldwide Holy Week, called Semana Santa, occurs in Valladolid.
- Its location on the northern plateau makes Valladolid a central distribution center for both merchandise and travelers.