Around Valladolid attractions

Convent in Tordesillas

Real Convento de Santa Clara

Still home to a few Franciscan nuns living in near-total isolation, this Mudéjar-style convent dates from 1340, when it was begun as a palace for Alfonso XI. In 1494, the Treaty of Tordesillas was signed here. A 50-…
Church in Medina de Rioseco

Iglesia de Santa María de Mediavilla

This grandiose Isabelline Gothic work has three star-vaulted naves and the rightfully famous Capilla de los Benavente chapel. Anchored by an extravagant altarpiece by Juan de Juní and carved over eight years from 15…
Church in Toro

Colegiata Santa María La Mayor

This 12th-century church rises above the town and boasts the magnificent Romanesque-Gothic Pórtico de la Majestad. Treasures inside include the famous 15th-century painting Virgen de la mosca (Virgin of the Fly) in …
Museum in Tordesillas

Museo del Tratado de Tordesillas

Dedicated to the 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas, which divided the world into Spanish and Portuguese spheres of influence, the informative displays in this museum look at the world as it was before and after the treaty,…
Museum in Around Valladolid

Pagos del Rey

This fine, state-of-the-art wine museum is a welcome addition to Castilla y León's world of wine tourism, offering a fascinating insight into the Toro wine-producing area with plenty of opportunities to try (and buy…
Museum in Medina de Rioseco

Museo de Semana Santa

Medina de Rioseco is famous for its Easter processions, but if you can't be here during Holy Week, this museum provides an insight into the ceremonial passion of Easter here. Like its sister museum in Zamora, it's d…
Church in Medina de Rioseco

Museo de San Francisco

This 16th-century former convent has an extravagant retablo (altarpiece) by Fray Jacinto de Sierra, as well as a wide-ranging collection of sacred art. Tours in Spanish.
Monastery in Toro

Monasterio Sancti Spiritus

Southwest of the town centre, this monastery features a fine Renaissance cloister and the striking alabaster tomb of Beatriz de Portugal, wife of Juan I.
Church in Medina de Rioseco

Iglesia de Santiago

Down the hill from the Iglesia de Santa María, the portals of this church blend Gothic, neoclassical and plateresque architectural styles. Access to the interior outside of summer is only possible as part of the gui…
Castle in Toro


This former fortress dates to the 10th century and still boasts seven towers. The views from around the back sweep out over the Río Duero and the plains of Castilla. The interior is not open to the public.