The interior of Spain hides really interesting corners. One of them is Valladolid, a province of Castilla y León that has a lot to offer the traveler, especially the lover of rural tourism, history and gastronomy.
One of the things we like most about Valladolid is that it is a land of castles. In fact, you will be able to discover more than 30. On the other hand, it is important that you bear in mind that Easter was declared of International Tourist Interest. In addition, you should not forget that this area of the interior of the country is also known for its wine production, being able to find five designations of origin, with Ribera del Duero being the most important. Today we move to Valladolid to discover some of its towns more beautiful. Can you come with us?
We want to start by talking about the town of Peñafiel, which stands out for its castle, declared a National Monument. On the other hand, you should know that, although it was completely surrounded by rampartsToday, only four cubes and some cloths remain. Another building that we want to highlight is the church of San Pablo, in the Gothic-Mudejar style.
We also want to talk about Urueña, which has one of the best preserved urban centers in Valladolid. In fact, it seems like a real city medieval. Declared a Historic-Artistic Site, the town preserves part of the wall, remains of the castle, stone houses and the parish church of Santa María del Azogue, in the Gothic-Renaissance style. Another building that we want to highlight is the hermitage of La Anunciada.
On the banks of Pisuerga We find Simancas, which stands out for its 15th century castle. In fact, it is considered one of the most important in Spain. We also want to highlight the altarpiece and the silverware that is kept in the parish church, which are located in the urban area.
Another beautiful town in Valladolid is Tordesillas, whose most representative building is the Royal Monastery of Santa Clara, declared a Site of Cultural Interest. Buildings such as the church-museum of San Antolín, the church of Santa María and the Houses of the Treaty also stand out. If you have the opportunity to visit this town, you cannot miss the Plaza Mayor and the bridge medieval with ten eyes.
Medina del Campo
We could not forget Medina del Campo, whose main point of interest is the 15th century Castillo de la Mota. Declared a Historic-Artistic Site, the town also hides other important monuments, such as the house where the queen died Isabella the Catholic, which is located in a corner of the Plaza Mayor; the Dueñas palace; and the Collegiate Church of San Antolín.
Medina de Rioseco
Another town in Valladolid that is worth visiting is Medina de Rioseco, an ancient city fortified which preserves some of the access doors of the wall. Other buildings that we want to highlight are the church of Santa María de Mediavilla, which houses the Benavente chapel inside; the church of the Holy Cross and the church of Santiago.
Nor could we forget Íscar, a town that has a rich monumental heritage. Of course, its castle stands out, which has a spectacular tower of the tribute. Today, the set is used for the elaboration of craft beer “La Loca Juana”. Other buildings of interest are the churches of Santa María and San Miguel, and the Humilladero, which has been converted into a hermitage.
Finally, we want to talk about Olmedo, land of knights and legends. There are many corners of this town that are worth knowing, but we want to highlight the remains of the wall, its many churches and the Mudéjar theme park, which houses replicas of the most important Mudejar buildings in Castilla y León.
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A Tour of Beautiful and Historic Valladolid, Spain (March 2021)
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