What to see and visit in the Province of Valladolid?
Valladolid is located in the north of the Iberian Peninsula and in the northeastern part of Castilla-León, Community
Autonomous to which it belongs.Castilla-León is made up of the provinces of: Ávila, Burgos, León, Palencia, Salamanca, Segovia, Soria, Valladolid and Zamora. Valladolid it borders León and Palencia to the north, Segovia, Salamanca and Avila to the south, Zamora to the east and Burgos to the north-west.
The province of Valladolid it has an area of 8,202km2. and is located at 691mts. above sea level. It has a population of 495,000 inhabitants. In its capital, Valladolid, have a population of 319,000 inhabitants.
Valladolid It has a mild landscape, with extensive plains and not very high hills. Its highest peak is Sardanedo (854mts.). The MontesTorozos also stand out.
Valladolid It's formed by 4 regions: Duero Esgueva, Tierra de Pinares, Tierra de Campos and Montes Torozos.
Its weather It is typically continental Mediterranean, with very cold winters and hot summers. It rains a lot, especially in spring and autumn, with an annual average between 400 and 600 meters. Its average annual temperature is 12.3ºC. Summers are very hot and dry. The highest temperature in summer is 30.2ºC, but its minimums are low and the minimum in winter is -7.5ºC. He usually stays, although he only stays on the capital for one week a year.
Access to the city of Valladolid
its Airport by Villanubla (National and International flights) is located in Villanubla 10 km from the capital. RENFE It communicates by rail with the rest of the Peninsula, its information telephone: 902 24 02 02.
its highway network It also connects it with the rest of Spain: it is located at 2h. from Madrid, La Ctra.N-601 connects it with Madrid; Ctra. N-501 connects her with León; the Ctra. N-620 connects it with Burgos and Palencia; Ctra. CL-601 with Segovia; the Ctra. N-122 connects it with Soria; the Ctra. CL-610 with Medina del Campo; and finally from Portugal through Tordesillas with the Ctra. N-620.
History of Valladolid
TO Valladolid a Celtor-Roman origin is attributed to him. It is believed that its name comes from Latin tolitum valley, that is to say "valley of waters". It was under Visigothic and Muslim rule. But it was already in Christian hands when the province began to repopulate and develop: Alfonso III, Fernando I, Alfonso VI ... Although the true promoters of the city were the Counts of Urgel, who maintained the Lordship of the Villa until 1208. They ordered the construction of: the Collegiate Church, the Antigua church and the Palace of the Counts of Urgel (their residence). Hence they are considered the founders of the city of Valladolid. From then on, Valladolid becomes the capital of the province and all the nobles decide to have their residences built there.
Valladolid is important in the history of Spain. Important events took place in them, such as: illustrious births, royal weddings, Headquarters of the Holy Inquisition, Headquarters of the Comuneros de Castilla ... The University was built in the 13th century during the reign of the regent Queen María de Molina. Kings like Felipe II (1527) and Enrique IV (1425) were born in it. The Catholic Monarchs married in the Palacio de Vivero in 1469.
During the reign of Felipe II, he gave it the title of city and made it the capital of his kingdom by moving his court there. After the fire of 1651, the city was partially destroyed and rebuilt, highlighting its Plaza Mayor, which would serve as a model, for others that would be built later. The Duke of Lerma was also a great precursor to the city's boom.
In the 18th century, the city was reactivated, with the rise of the textile sector, the Paseo de LasMoreras and the CampoGrande gardens were built. The canonization of the patron saint of the city, San Pedro Regalado, also took place in 1746.
In the nineteenth century and due to its strategic situation, Valladolid was affected by the War of Independence, the Restoration, ... The Flour Industry, which appeared thanks to the bourgeoisie, contributes to economic reestablishment, the development of transport, the railway, the financial sector. ..
During the 20th century, the city passed through the Dictatorship of Primo de Ribera, the Second Republic, the Civil War, directly affecting the development of the city. During the Civil War, Valladolid opted for the nationalist side. It suffers deeply from the effects of war. After the war, it was recovering very slowly and thanks to the 1964 Development Plan, industrialization was filled with the activation of the metallurgical, automobile, feed and fertilizer sectors.
Since June 7, 1981 Castillay León has enjoyed its Statute of Autonomy, having its Headquarters of the Courts and the Junta de Castilla y León in Valladolid and the Headquarters of the Court of Justice in Burgos.
The city of Valladolid
The city of Valladolid has an interesting old town, which was declared a Historic Site in 1978. In it, several Renaissance palaces stand out from when the Court was installed in the city. The most outstanding streets in the historic center are: Mambrilla, Francos, Platerías, Plaza Ochavo, the Canal de Castilla (navigable through which the Pisuerga river passes), Avda. Gijón ... With its palaces, museums, convents, churches, good restaurants ... In short, Valladolid has an important cultural and artistic heritage.
Valladolid it is a modern and welcoming city. It has good museums, interesting exhibition halls, theater, a good offer on the cinema billboards, ... The city of Valladolid is bathed by the Esgueva rivers, which originate in the province of Burgos and deliver their waters to the Pisuerga river, which cross exactly in the capital.
Valladolides lung The Pinar de Antequera, It surrounds the city and is equipped with all the facilities and means necessary for people to spend their leisure time outdoors or doing sports. It is covered with pine forests. You can do horse riding, hiking and cycling. It has children's parks. It is equipped with picnic areas, with stone or wood benches and tables, with barbecues. It is located between Puenteduero, Fuente del Sol and Valladolid. You can take a boat trip through the Canal de Castilla and savor the beautiful scenery.
The Pisuerga Beach It is an area of the river, near the Paseo de las Moreras and the Rosaleda, where Valladolid people can bathe or take boat rides, which they rent right there.
The parks and gardens of the city of Valladolid are the following: El Parque Grande, El Parque de los Viveros, El Parque Ribera de Castilla
He Big park The parking lot is the largest gardens located in the center of the city. They have an area of 115,000m² of plants, flowers, ponds, sculptures, recreational objects ... In it are more than 90 species of trees, shrubs and more than 30 species of birds.
The gastronomy of Valladolid
Valladolid gastronomy It stands out for many reasons: for its Denomination of Origin wines, its roasts and its breads baked in its ovens spread throughout the region and its many products from the land, which make it stand out. The most outstanding products are: lamb roasted in the wood oven, asparagus from Tudela and other vegetables, cheese from Villalón and other sheep cheeses, sausages from Zaratán, roosters from Tordesillas, pigeons from Tierrade Campos, its brown lentils from Tierra de Campos, chickpeas from Alaejos , lechuguino bread, honey and pastries ...
In Valladolid there are more than 100 wineries, some since the 13th century, are dedicated to the production of their wines. There are Denomination of Origin as reputable as: Rueda, Ribera del Duero (made with the Tinta de la Region grape: the young red, the crianza, the reserva and the gran reserva); Cigales and Toro. Some of these wineries can be visited and also has a Provincial Wine Museum (Castillode Peñafiel, 47300 PEÑAFIEL, Tel .: 983 88 11 99). There is also what has come to be called ENOTOURISM, companies that organize excursions to wineries, to visit them and in which wine tastings can be made. Some of the most important producing municipalities are: Peñafiel, Pesquera de Duero, Quintanilla de Onésimo and Valbuena de Duero.
Going for tapas is very rooted as in almost all of Spain. On Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays at noon it is normal, to have the aperitif tapas in the bars of the city center.
Its most typical dishes are: Chicken in Pepitoria, Stewed Pigeons, Lentil with deternera snout, Turresilano Rooster, Rabbit Pie, Roasted Lamb, Pringue Garlic, Atascaburras, Manchego Gazpacho, Stuffed Pig Trotters, Mojeo Pisto Manchego, Rabbit Mojete, Pickled Partridge, Honey Perdiz about Ojuelas ... See our recipe RecipesManchegas.
Go to the Restaurant Guide Valladolid.
The Province of Valladolid
With regard to its province, it has a wide range of possibilities to do with the family: theme parks, river routes (boats on the Pisuerga river and the Canal de Castilla), interpretation centers, hiking, visits to interesting towns and cities. , Wine tourism (visits and tastings to wineries), aZoo, routes and visits to Natural Parks, Golf Courses, horse riding centers, ...
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