Saturday, July 30, 2011

Valladolid, Castilla y León

Before Madrid, a province located in the region of Castilla y León named Valladolid was the capital of Spain and it played an important role in the Spanish history.

Valladolid today is an industrial city and also a cultural centre. It still has a handful of well preserved historical monuments scattered in its old quarter, the notable ones being the Cathedral, the church of Santa María la Antigua (oldest in the city), the church of San Pablo, the gothic church of San Benito, and a university with a gorgeous baroque façade.

Interestingly, I noticed that the city has an artificial beach called 'Playa de las Moreras' created by the Pisuerga River. There's even a beach bar to boot.

It may not be the most attractive beach, but for an inland city, it's obviously not a bad option for the locals!

Set in the wine making region of Spain, Valladolid is known to produce good quality wines and also specialises in wood oven roasted suckling baby lamb. Try them if you visit!

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