A Castilian capital with a vast cultural heritage
Located in the north-west of the peninsula, Valladolid is the most important provincial capital of the Autonomous Community of Castilla y León. The province has the highest educational standards in the country and the city's streets and districts offer an amazing range of cultural attractions. It has excellent transport links via an extensive network of dual carriageways, the high speed train and the airport and it is the most important industrial centre in the north-west of Spain.
In its beautiful old quarter, Valladolid conserves an exceptional historical complex whose points of interest include churches, squares, parks, avenues, palaces and numerous museums. This vibrant city is the scene of various events which take place year after year. They include INTUR, the International Inland Tourism Fair, the TAC Festival of Street Theatre and Art, and the Easter Week celebrations.
What to see in Valladolid?
The city, also known as Pucela, stands on the banks of the Pisuerga and contains numerous points of interest for travellers who want to experience Castile to the full. The heart of the historical centre is Plaza Mayor, around which there are numerous museums, squares, palaces, charming elegant streets, restaurants, churches, convents and green parks. No visitor should miss Campo Grande, the city's largest park, whose 115,000 m2 are home to the Fuente de la Fama fountain and the popular Oriental Museum. The Norias de Santa Victoria Park is also of special interest.
Among the city's many churches visitors should make a point of seeing San Juan Letrán, beside the Augustinian Convent, San Pablo, which dates from the fifteenth century, Santa María la Antigua and the Cathedral. Dating from the sixteenth century, it houses the Cathedral Museum. The most famous palaces in Valladolid are the Santa Cruz palace, the country's first example of Renaissance art, and the Pimentel palace, while the numerous museums that bring culture to visitors and residents alike include the Science Museum, the Oriental Museum, the Casa de Cervantes, the National Sculpture Museum and the museum dedicated to Zorrilla, with free guided tours of the house where the famous Spanish playwright was born.
A wealth of leisure attractions
Families, groups of friends,couples, children... Valladolid has a wide range of leisure facilities for all kinds of visitor: the Zorrilla and Carrión theatres, the Miguel Delibes Auditorium, the Valladolid Laboratory of the Arts (LAVA), the Acera de Recoletos, Pasaje Gutiérrez, the bars surrounding Plaza Mayor, ideal for tapas, the restaurants in the historical centre, where you can try "lechazo" (roast young lamb), and much more. If you have never been to Valladolid you will be carried away by its endless choice of leisure options.
Silken Hotels Accommodation in Valladolid
The Silken Juan de Austria is in Paseo de Zorrilla, in a carefully selected position only 15 minutes' walk from the historical centre of the city. This 4-star hotel is far enough away from the busiest part of the city to avoid any problems of noise but the centre is only a short, pleasant walk or a five-minute bus ride away.
If you book through the Silken Hotels official website you are sure to get the best rates and can take advantage of our free cancellation policy. Even if you book now, you won't have to pay until you reach the Silken Juan de Austria. We look forward to seeing you in Valladolid!