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24 hours in Valladolid

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24 hours in Valladolid

My wife and I will be spending 24 hours in Valladolid in early April, from midday to midday. As she is interested in art, we will try and get to the Museum of sculpture and the Gallery of 20th century art.

Anyone like to tell us anywhere else we should try and see in such a short time ?

Also, any hotel recommendations, we are not rich but like some comfort as our years advance, and would prefer traditional to modern.

Also (MOST important), some good restaurants to choose from.

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1. Re: 24 hours in Valladolid

Don't miss the facade of the Iglesia de San Pablo. Visit the Museo Catedralicio (cathedral's museum) and the Plaza Mayor.

Suggested restaurant: "La Parrilla de San Lorenzo" at calle Pedro Niño, in the nearby of Plaza Mayor. For tapas bars head to calle Correo (my favourite is Bar Zamora).

My hotel in Valladolid is always Hotel Mozart, comfort and tradition in central Valladolid. Close to this hotel is a bar with "churros" for breakfast.

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2. Re: 24 hours in Valladolid

Many thanks !

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3. Re: 24 hours in Valladolid

Although the façade of San Pablo church is being renovating and under scaffolding, there is an elevator that lets people watch it closer.

Other recommendated visits are Colegio Santa Cruz with the Museum of the University and The Oriental Museum.

For cheap lodging Hostal Paris (http://www.hostalparis.com) or Hotel El Nogal (http://www.hotelelnogal.com). They are situated very central. Hotel Mozart, as Revulgo said, is a good option but a bit expensive.

In relation to restaurants a good choice would be Los Zagales de la Abadía situated in Pasión Street, beside Plaza Mayor

Fernando

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4. Re: 24 hours in Valladolid

Fernando, thank you, it looks as if we will not go hungry !

We have reached an age where we are prepared to pay a little bit extra for the creature comforts in life, so the Hotal Mozart will do fine !

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5. Re: 24 hours in Valladolid

From the few postings on V it seems not to be a tourist's first choice, but I appreciate the info on this thread as I hope to be there one Sunday in April

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6. Re: 24 hours in Valladolid

Hi Rjsol,

In Valladolid don´t miss the following:

- Museums:

* National Museum of Sculpture

* Modern Art Museum "Patio Herreriano"

* Oriental Museum

* Provincial Museum of Valladolid

- Monumental places:

* Plaza Mayor Square

* the Cathedral

* the University

* Churches (San Pablo, La Antigua...)

* some palaces: Santa Cruz with the museum of the University (with a good collection of African Art), king philippe II's house.

* Modern buildings: Museum of the Science

- Temporary exhibitions in:

* San Benito Monastery: always photograph exhibitions

* La Pasión Church: picture exhibitions

* Las Francesas

- Restaurants:

* "Los Zagales de la Abadía" in Pasión Street": intermediate price

* "La Criolla" in Calixto Férnadez de la Torre Street: good but a bit expensive

* "La Parrilla de San Lorenzo" in San Lorenzo Street: good but a bit expensive

- Pubs, bars and discos: there are different zones. For example, you can have tapas in Correos Street, beer in Paraiso Street and dance in Coca zone (Martí y Monsó Square)

- Shopping: Santiago Street and sorroundings

-lodging:

* Hotel Recoletos (solmelia.com/solNew/…). In the center. Recommended, but expensive

* Hotel Mozart (www.hotelmozart.net). In the center.

* Hostal Paris (www.hostalparis.com).In the centre. Almost a hotel. Intermediate price

* Pensión Zamora (www.pensionzamora.com) is a hostel beside the cathedral. Cheap.

No need car for movements inside Valladolid.

Form Valladolid you can also visit Salamanca, Burgos, Avila, Segovia, towns about 100 km from Valladolid. There are good connections in public transport from Valladolid. There are also different routes from Valladolid: route of the castles, route of the red wine (Ribera del Duero). For further info about Castilla y León region: www.turismocastillayleon.com or in the tourist office of Valladolid (Acera de Recoletos Street, beside Campo Grande Park)

Fernando

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7. Re: 24 hours in Valladolid

Hello,

for 24 hours only I would be very selective. Long walk around midtown, nice lunch at La Parrila de San Lorenzo (for sure!- if you go there, ask the waiter to show you around the caves, insit if neccessary, it is amazing!) or La Criolla. There is another good one not so centrally located (5 minutes from Pza Mayor): Mesón don bacalao (Pza. Santa Brígida, 5). Excellent.

These are all slightly expensive, but worth the money.

Other cultural visits, quick visit to Museo Nacional de Escultura (national sculpture museum, very impressive, opposite San Pablo), Palacio Pimetel with inner patio (next to the museum), Santa María la Antigua, Old University, Cathedral, Pasaje Gutierrez (lovely, very romantic and full of cafés), Pza Mayor.

for further info on Valladolid: http://www.valladolidturismo.com/ (in english as well)

Hope this helps!

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8. Re: 24 hours in Valladolid

We have now decided on 48 hours, so will have time for many of your suggestions, thankyou to all of you who have responded most helpfully.

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9. Re: 24 hours in Valladolid

As a friend said of Philadelphia, all I can say is that this town is an undiscovered gem. Very few tourists, clean and quiet.

We found the Cathedral (with storks) and university on our first evening, during a nice stroll round the town, which included the riverbank.

Next morning we went to the sculpture mseum, which was wonderful, then a siesta followed by the Modern Art museum, then plenty of tapas in the bars around the Plaza Mayor.

On our final morning we wandered round the Campo Grande park for 90 minutes.

Relaxation personified.

Our 48 hours was made by the Scops Owl calling in the Campo Grande: great for bird-watchers like us, though the residents might find its constant calling a touch annoying.

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