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Things To Do in Valladolid, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Updated on June 29, 2013

Things to do in Valladolid, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Things to do in Valladolid, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Things to do in Valladolid, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

The city of Valladolid, Spain has an estimated population of about 317,864 residents (according to the 2010 Spain Census). This makes it the 13th most populated city in Spain. Valladolid offers a variety of attractions and activities to both tourists and locals alike. Here are the top 5 things to do in Valladolid, Spain:

1. Estadio Nuevo José Zorrilla
Estadio Nuevo José Zorrilla is Valladolid’s football stadium and home to Valladolid’s first division football team. The stadium was built in 1982 and has derived its name from the famous poet José Zorrilla y Moral. The stadium has held matches in some of the most prominent competitions like the World Cup, the Spanish Cup, and more. The stadium has a capacity of seating more than 26,000 people at a time. Plans are underway to raise the capacity to the range of 40,000 people.

2. National Museum of Sculpture
National Museum of Sculpture is one of the most well known museums of its kind in Europe. The museum holds a great collection of polychrome wood carvings. The exhibits at the museum date from 13th Century to 18th Century. The respective descriptions have been attached to the displays to help you understand the importance of the art while witnessing them.

3. Campo Grande
Campo Grande is a park that offers beautiful surroundings and a perfect environment to enjoy a walk, jog or quiet time out at. The park has very nice and scenic trails. It also has some fountains and you get to see beautiful peacocks, ducks and swans. The gardens included in Campo Grande were prepared during the 16th Century.

Things to do in Valladolid, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Things to do in Valladolid, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

4. Fundacion Alberto Jimenez-Arellano Alonso
Fundacion Alberto Jimenez-Arellano Alonso is a foundation dedicated to the aim of promoting art. The foundation has its headquarters at Palacio de Santa Cruz, Valladolid. The building is one of the earliest Renaissance buildings built in Spain. The museum houses a very good collection of artifacts belonging to African art. The exhibits have been arranged in three rooms over two floors. The museum provides a lot of interesting information regarding African art. It serves to preserve as well as promote this form of art. There also is a library on the first floor. There is no fee for entry to the museum and it is a very nice museum to be visited along with family or friends.

5. San Pablo Church
San Pablo Church was built between 1445 and 1468. The church has a very rich history. It is significant because of its architectural value as well. It is a very beautiful building and is a typical example of the Gothic style of architecture. The environment at the church is very quiet and is perfect if you want to spend some time in peaceful surroundings.

Enjoy Valladolid!
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    • carolina muscle profile image

      carolina muscle 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Kudos... You chose a difficult town to find 5 things a tourist would enjoy there, and did a wonderful job !

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      Tonette Fornillos 4 years ago from The City of Generals

      This is a wonder! Visiting San Pablo Church will be my first itinerary if I will go to Valladolid. Where were we between 1445 and 1468? LOL... a feel of the place will give us some ques. Yes, I'd love sometime quiet and peaceful. Now, that makes me wanting more to plan a trip to Southern America by land, haha. Thanks, Tony.

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      Tony A. 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Thank you!

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      SAM ELDER 4 years ago from Home