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  • 1 Colegio de San Gregorio Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Cadenas de San Gregorio 1 E - Valladolid

    This Isabelline monument was built in the 15C by Alonso de Burgos, Confessor to Queen Isabella. The portal, attributed to Gil de Siloé et Simon de Cologne, is a masterpiece of Spanish art (exuberant decoration and fine heraldic carving). The chapel (..

  • 2 Museo Nacional Colegio de San Gregorio Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Cadenas de San Gregorio 1 E - 47011 Valladolid

    The national museum of sculpture, housed in the Colegio de San Gregorio, contains a huge inventory of Spanish statuary as well as numerous paintings from various periods. It displays one of the most beautiful collections of polychrome wood statues in..

  • 3 Saint Paul's Church Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    pl. de San Pablo E - 47011 Valladolid

    Saint Paul's Church is especially remarkable for its façade from the beginning of the Renaissance. It illustrates the transition from the Isabelline style to the plateresque style. The lower part of the main church, designed by Simon of Cologne, belo..

  • 4 Plaza Zorilla Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plaza Zorrilla E - Valladolid

    Constituting the northern aspect of the Campo Grande, the city's green lung, Plaza Zorilla (named after poet and dramatist José Zorrilla whose statue stands here) is embellished by a monumental fountain reflecting the majestic façade of the Cavalry S..

  • 5 Calle Santiago Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    calle Santiago E - Valladolid

    Calle Santiago is one of Valladolid's most elegant streets and has an eclectic range of distinguished façades, from neo-Baroque to contemporary architecture. At no 27 and 19 are two Art Nouveau buildings. nos 5, 3 and 1 are pretty brick structures un..

  • 6 Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    plaza de la Universidad E - 47002 Valladolid

    Commissioned in 1580 from Juan de Herrera, the cathedral could have been one of the most beautiful buildings in classical art, had the death of the artist in 1597 not left the project in less expert hands. It did not prevent the interior, although un..

  • 7 Plaza Mayor of Valladolid Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plaza Mayor E - 47001 Valladolid

    Situated in the very heart of Valladolid's historic district, Plaza Mayor is the hub of the town's activity. Also located here is the town hall, an eclectic building dating from 1908. The vast open square boasts lovely 16C arcades.

  • 8 Church of Saint Mary la Antigua

    Religious buildings

    C/ Arzobispo Gandásegui E - 47002 Valladolid

    The Church of Santa Maria la Antigua is mostly in Gothic style. Built within the walls of an old Romanesque church, it has nevertheless kept some of its remaining features: a slender tower in Lombard Romanesque style and a portico with triple columns..

  • 9 Church of Las Angustias

    Religious buildings

    Bajada Libertad E - 47002 Valladolid

    The Church of Las Angustias was built by a pupil of Herrera. It houses in the right-hand section of the transept the Virgin with Seven Knives, a work of art by the sculptor Juan de Juni.

  • 10 University

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    C/ López Gómez E - 47002 Valladolid

    The façade of the University of Valladolid, finished in 1715, is the work of the Castilians Narciso and Antonio Tomé, two famous 18C architects. It is in pure churrigueresque style, a sumptuous version of baroque only seen in Spain.

  • 11 Holy Cross College

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de Santa Cruz E - Valladolid

    Dating from the end of the 15C, the Holy Cross College is one of the first truly Renaissance Spanish works. Although the fine details of the décor are still in plateresque style, the bosses on the stones and the design of the windows are inspired by ..

  • 12 Saint Benito's Church

    Religious buildings

    C/ San Benito E - 47003 Valladolid

    The huge Church of San Benito, built in the 15C, has a severe simplicity: its enormous and massive porch lends it the appearance of a fortress. The magnificent patio, from a much later period, draws on the style of Herrera for its classical restraint..

  • 13 Valladolid's Oriental Museum

    Museums and art

    Paseo de los Filipinos 7 E - 47007 Valladolid

    The Oriental Museum is set in a neo-classical college designed by Ventura Rodriguez in the 18C. It has two sections. One is dedicated to Chinese art, with bronzes, porcelain, laquerware, coins and silk embroideries. The other is devoted to the Philip..

  • 14 Cervantès' House

    Museums and art

    Rastro 2 E - 47001 Valladolid

    Cervantès lived in Valladolid from1605 to 1607, towards the end of his life, at a time when the first part of Don Quixote had been published. The house where he lived has remained as it was in the 17C. The rooms with white, lime-washed walls are simp..

  • 15 Cristóbal Gabarrón Museum Foundation

    Museums and art

    C/Rastrojo, s/n E - 47014 Valladolid

    This museum, created by Spanish artist Cristóbal Gabarrón, houses various collections illustrating different themes: pre-Hispanic cultures and Black Africa, religious art, Picasso's ceramic production and, of course, Gabarrón's own sculptures.

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