Valladolid Sights and Landmarks Guide, Spain
The distance of Valladolid from the capital city of Spain, Madrid, is 201 kilometers. Once known as the seat of power of the Kingdom of Spain, Valladolid is recognized as the place where the Spanish language originated. Just like those found in the list of Zaragoza Sights, this city is famous for its cultural and historical sites as well as museums, landmarks and places of learning. Valladolid Sights are perfect places to visit for people who are keen on history, culture and the arts.
Valladolid Sights – Museums
Valladolid is known as a city of museums with a number of world renowned art houses. The museums found in the city showcase sculptures, paintings, and ancient artifacts to name a few.
National Museum of Sculpture. Constructed in 1487, this museum is world renowned. It houses the crème de la crème of sculptures with religious themes created from the 15th to the 18th centuries.
Oriental Museum. Housed in the Royal College of the Agustinian Fathers, this museum exhibits the largest collected works from countries such as the Philippines, China, and Japan. The Oriental Museum is not that famous, however, tourists will find a treasure chest of East Asian art which is considered the best collection in Spain.
Valladolid Sights – Churches
Spain is known as a Catholic country and so, its cities and villages shelter many churches and cathedrals. Most of these churches are also cultural sites tourists can go to.
Cathedral of Valladolid. King Philip II ordered the construction of this Cathedral in 1580. The Cathedral’s exterior has a colorful design. The altar has gold colors and an exceptional sculpture.
Valladolid Sights – Palaces
Since Valladolid was once the capital of Spain the monarchy of the kingdom lived in the city. This meant the construction of palaces where the kings and queens would live. Some Valladolid Sights are the palaces found in the city.
Palacio de Pimentel. This palace was where Philip II was born. It has a stunning patio and the entrance has gorgeous polished stones of contemporary ceramic tiles used to make scenes from Valladolid history.
Palacio Real. This was created by Luis de Vega, an architect, in 1527. It became a royal residence when King Philip III bought it from the Duke of Lerma.
Valladolid Sights are as breathtaking and as majestic as the Pamplona Sights. Take time out to explore these wonderful opportunities while you are visiting Spain.
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