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Valladolid oozes history from every ancient stone. King Felipe II was born here, the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabel married here and Christopher Columbus died here. This was once the capital of Spain, but is now the principal city of Castilla y Leon, the land of castles from which the word ‘Castilian’ derives. Today, Valladolid is a bustling university city that thrives on its manufacturing industries. It is a down-to-earth, lively place that energetically blends old with new.


Population Approximately 300,000
Currency Euro (EUR) €1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Shops are generally open from 09.00/10.00 to 14.00 and from 17.00/17.30 to 20.00/20.30. Most shops are not open on Saturday afternoons (except for large department stores) or on Sundays. Banks are generally open from 08.30 to 14.30 from Monday to Friday.
Emergency numbers Emergency: 112