Valladolid

The capital of Castile and León. It has seven UNESCO World Heritage monuments and boasts more than 200 castles, almost 400 museums and 11 cathedrals. Over half of the Camino de Santiago and a significant part of the Vía de la Plata run through Castile and León.


The geographical location of Valladolid affords it links to the main Spanish provinces and European countries via air transport from Valladolid Airport, by using the rail network or by taking any of the many motorways.


Valladolid is know for having a continental Mediterranean climate with extreme temperatures. This is due to its distance from the sea. Summers are rather hot while winters are very cold. The summer season is extremely dry and temperatures frequently exceed 30ºC and they can even exceed 35ºC on occasions.


We would like to invite you to discover our province. Visit with your other half or with your whole family: there are many options available, such as enjoying nature, exploring museums or tackling different sports, as well as the opportunity to discover the fantastic cuisine, including Denomination of Origin stews, which are among the star dishes.


During your stay, you will also be able to try rural and adventure activities such as horse riding, hiking, visiting castles, travelling wine routes and more.


Popular celebrations

Regarding celebrations and traditions, Valladolid's Easter Week is a particular highlight and it has been declared a Fiesta of International Tourist Interest.


The cheerful, welcoming nature of the area's people is reflected in our popular customs. The strong roots of our culture and traditions ensure these celebrations take place in every town and village, however small they may be. Clubs, bull runs, bullfights, folk events and multiple activities attract a large number of visitors every day.


Many of our celebrations are related to vine farming, such as the grape harvest (Vendimia) celebrations in October, but many are also linked to historic traditions.


Cultural options

The province maintains historic legacy and heritage in each of its towns. With regards to culture, the museums of Valladolid offer a wide range of our country's art. In the city itself, you have the Science Museum and the Patio Herreriano Museum of Contemporary Art, which is home to the best private collection of modern art in Spain.


Tiedra-Valladolid (Popular celebrations)

"Las Águedas" celebration: This is celebrated around the 5th of February in honour of Saint Agatha. Married women wear different traditional outfits in religious acts and dances. Another traditional part of this event is the complete indifference shown to men. Only the priest and musicians are allowed to take part.


Corpus Christi: This event is celebrated in June with the arrival of the Virgin of Tiedra to the town. "Sopa de Postores" (a type of soup), which are eaten in Plaza Mayor in the middle of a fireworks display, are famous during this celebration.


"Offering" celebrations: These are celebrated in August on the first Sunday after the 16th, in honour of the patron saint Our Lady of Old Tiedra. It involves dances and bullfights.


Medieval Fair: This takes place during the month of August when a traditional market is organised, along with an assault of the castle.