By: jsant On: 03/08/2021 In: News Comments: 0

Valladolid hides very surprising curiosities, discover with us this magical city!

Did you know that Valladolid was the capital of Spain?

Indeed, in 1601 Philip III Duke of Lerma, moved contacts to move the court to Valladolid and, therefore, it became the capital of the Spanish Empire for 5 years. Short, but true.

Valladolid has a beach

It might surprise you that an inland city in Spain has a beach, but in Valladolid anything is possible. In 1951 a small fluvial beach was installed, which over the years and the demands of the bathers, has been enlarged to achieve a wonderful beach bathed by the Pisuerga River in the middle of the city.

Christopher Columbus died in Valladolid 

Famous navigator, cartographer, admiral, viceroy, discoverer and conqueror of America. Although it is not known exactly where he came from, it is known that he died in the city of Valladolid on May 20, 1506. 

The International Film Week is held in Valladolid

Since 1956, Valladolid has hosted the International Film Week, which brings together the most innovative premieres of the seventh art. This event, commonly known as SEMINCI, is the second oldest film festival in Spain and one of the most important festivals in the country. A commitment to quality cinema from all corners of the world.

It is considered one of the most illuminated cities in the world

Although Paris is known as the city of light, Valladolid has nothing to envy as it is considered one of the most illuminated cities in the world by different sources. The best illuminated city in Europe, especially at Christmas, aims to be aesthetically attractive to tourists.

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