Valladolid attractions

Top Choice Museum in Valladolid

Museo Nacional de Escultura

Spain's premier showcase of polychrome wood sculpture is housed in the former Colegio de San Gregorio (1496), a flamboyant Isabelline Gothic–style building where exhibition rooms line an exquisite, two-storey galler…
Top Choice Museum in Valladolid

Casa-Museo de Colón

The Casa-Museo de Colón is a superb museum spread over four floors. It has interactive exhibits, as well as wonderful old maps that take you on a journey through Christopher Columbus' (Cristóbal Colón in Spanish) tr…
Top Choice Square in Valladolid

Plaza de San Pablo

This open square is dominated by the exquisite Iglesia de San Pablo, which has one of northern Spain's most extraordinary church facades. Also here is the Palacio de Pimentel, the birthplace of Felipe II.
Cathedral in Valladolid


Valladolid's 16th-century cathedral is not Castilla's finest, but it does have an extravagant altarpiece by Juan de Juní and a processional monstrance by Juan de Arfe in the attached Museo Diocesano y Catedralicio. …
Church in Valladolid

Iglesia de San Pablo

The main facade of this church is an extravagant masterpiece of Isabelline Gothic, with every square centimetre finely worked, carved and twisted to produce a unique fabric in stone. Recently restored and given a cl…
Museum in Valladolid

Casa de Cervantes

Cervantes was briefly imprisoned in Valladolid; his house is happily preserved behind a quiet little garden. You can purchase a combined adult ticket that also admits you to the Museo Nacional de Escultura for €5.
Gallery in Valladolid

Museo Patio Herreriano

Dedicated to post-WWI Spanish art, this surprising museum contains works by Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida, Jorge Oteiza, Antoni Tápies and Esteban Vicente, all arrayed around the cloiste…
Historic Building in Valladolid

Colegio de Santa Cruz

Check out the lovely colonnaded patio and chapel (replete with a super-realistic Cristo de la Luz sculpture). Off the ground floor of the patio is Valladolid University's excellent permanent exhibition of terracotta…
Palace in Valladolid

Palacio de Pimentel

Fronting the Plaza de San Pablo is the Palacio de Pimentel, where, on 12 July 1527, Felipe II was born. A tiled mural in the entrance hall shows scenes from the life of the king. The palacio also hosts occasional ex…
Museum in Valladolid

Museo Diocesano y Catedralicio

Attached to the cathedral, this museum of religious art and sacred objects includes a processional monstrance by Juan de Arfe; visit as part of a guided tour (not obligatory) to make the most of your visit.