36. Valladolid, Spain
Why Valladolid, Spain?
Valladolid, Spain; a city I’d not been to until the summer of 2015 when I was invited by the Spain Tourism Board to check it out. Food, culture and architecture is a great reason to visit.
Valladolid is located just north of Madrid. It is in the county of Castilla y Leon and just north of Salamanca.
How To Get Here
Renfe, the national rail of Spain has service between Madrid and Valladolid. The ride takes anywhere between an hour and three hours to complete.
The closest airport is Madrid, Spain (MAD), the home of Iberia Airlines (IB). As Madrid is a major international airport in Europe, there are flights from almost every major area of the world. Once in Madrid, you can rent a car, take a bus or the train to Valladolid.
The following airlines has service to Madrid:
Aer Lingus (EI), Aegean Airlines (A3), Aerolineas Argentinas (AR), Aeroflot (SU), Aeromexico (AM), Air China (CA), Air Algerie (AH), Air Arabia Maroc (3O), Air Canada (AC), Air Europa (UX), Air India (AI), Air Moldova (9U), Air Transat (TS), American Airlines (AA), Avianca (AV), Blue Air (0B), British Airways (BA), brussels airlines (SN), Bulgaria Air (FB), CEIBA Intercontinental (C2), Conviasa (V0), Cubana Airlines (CU), Czech Airlines (OK), Delta Air Lines (DL), EygptAir (MS), EasyJet Airlines (U2), El Al Airlines (LY), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Etihad Airways (EY), Eurowings (EW), Evelop Airlines S.L. (E9), Finnair (AY), flybe. (BE), Iberia Airlines (IB), Icelandair (FI), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), LATAM (LA), Links Air (W2), LOT Polish (LO), Korean Airlines (KE), Lufthansa (LH), Meridiana Airlines (IG), Monarch Airlines (ZB), NIKI (HG), Norwegian Air Shuttle (D8), Norwegian Air (DY), Pegasus Airlines (PC), Qatar Airways (QR), Royal Jordanian (RJ), Royal Air Morac (AT), Ryanair (FR), S7 Airlines (S7), Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV), Swiss Airlines (LX), TAP Portugal (TP), Tarom (RO), Tunisair (TU), Turkish Airlines (TK), Ukraine International (PS), United Airlines (UA), Volotea (V7), Vueling (VY) and Wizz Air (W6).
There is bus service from Madrid to Valladolid. It’s called ALSA, a division of National Express in the U.K. You can book them here; journey time is about 2 3/4 to 3.5 hours.
If you are already in Europe you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
Surprisingly this city has a lot of places to rest your head. I stayed at the Hotel Gareus which is a quaint boutique hotel in the heart of the city.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
There seems to be endless places to eat when you walk through the city. I ate at this place called Señorita Malauva, which is a place where you pay about 10 EUR and you have wine and tapas and you can buy beer, wine, etc. from the store.
Also have some ice cream at Gelati Ernesto.
What To Do
Valladolid is a pretty amazing city. You can basically walk everywhere.
Shopping is a major activity here as well with malls, narrow streets and plazas all over the place. There are also many churches and museums to see. Here are some things to do:
- Visit Iglesia de San Pablo
- Visit Museo Nacional de Escultura
- Visit Plaza Mayor
- Visit Santa Maria la Antigua Church
There are also many churches and museums to see.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.