10 essential places to visit in Valladolid


This list of places to visit in Valladolid, will help you prepare a city break that we are sure will exceed all your expectations.
This modern city, capital of Castile and León, has an interesting historical center where you can visit several architectural wonders, important museums and taste their delicious skewers accompanied by a good wine from the region, among many other things.
And although it is a city where you can visit all its points of interest in one day, we recommend you to spend the night in the city and enjoy all the experiences it offers with more tranquility.

Based on the experience of our visit, considered one of the best excursions in Madrid, we have made this list of what we believe are the 10 essential places to see in Valladolid. We start!

1. Plaza Mayor

Walking through the commercial Calle de Santiago you will reach the Plaza Mayor, located in the heart of the city and one of the most beautiful places to visit in Valladolid.
This porticoed square, which was a market before the Middle Ages, has several highlights such as the City Hall, the Zorilla Theater and the statue of Count Ansúrez, located in the center and whenever you can, we recommend you to spend several moments of the day the square, meeting point for tourists and locals, and have a drink on one of its terraces.
Once you have enjoyed it, you can leave the square through one of the northern streets to reach Cebadería Street, our favorite in the city, where you can see an old guild street, where barley and cereals were traded and still It retains one side with arcades and beautiful colored facades.

2. Gutierrez Passage

Touring the Gutierrez Passage, built in 1886 and one of the few commercial galleries in Spain, is one of the best things to do in Valladolid.
In addition to moving to Paris a century ago, in this glazed passage you can find charming shops and cafeteria and a statue of Mercury, god of commerce.
A good way to know the interesting history of the city is to book this guided tour in Spanish or this private tour where you choose the itinerary through Valladolid.

Jero skewers

If you spend the night in the city you can book this night tour to see the best illuminated buildings or this theatrical ghost tour, both located among the best valued by travelers visiting Valladolid.

How to get to Valladolid from Madrid

The most common way to get to Valladolid is from Madrid by high-speed train or car.
The AVE train will leave you in one hour for 25 euros in Valladolid from the Madrid Chamartín Station and we recommend you, especially if you travel in high season or weekend, check the schedules and even make the reservation of the tickets in advance here .
Another of the cheaper alternative would be to take the ALSA company bus that leaves from the Méndez Alvaro South Bus Station and takes you to Salamanca in about 3 hours for 17 euros.
Both the bus station and the train station are just a few minutes walk from Campo Grande Park.

Map of the places to see in Valladolid essential

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