I had the joy to spend a weekend in Valladolid. I was pleasantly surprised by this beautiful city an hour train ride North of Madrid. The fast train from Madrid costs just and 25 euros and goes every hour.
As Valladolid is located in Castile-Leon region and has colder winter due to altitude but also very nice and warm summers. For March it was nice and sunny 15 degree Celsius weather.
The city is gorgeous and has plenty of shopping and dining options to satisfy you Spanish cuisine cravings.
My favorite restaurant is called most atmospheric restaurant in Valladolid by Conde Nast Traveller – La Parrilla de San Lorenzo. This cozy yet very elegant restaurant is in a basement of a former monastery with lamb as speciality meat.
Valladolid has gorgeous architecture with many castles, cathedrals and museums you will be pointing your camera at.
I was staying in the Melia Recoletos Boutique Hetel just 3min walking distance from train station near the Plaza Zorrilla with gorgeous Cavalry Academy and fountain that were lit up at night. This is where Calle Santiago begins – a walking street full of shops open until late night. Make sure to see Plaza Mayor.
Valladolid is also outstanding wine producing area with famous Ribera del Duero wines. So you have to try at least on of the tapas bars for a nice glass of red wine.
Oh and yes, most of you probably know Valladolid from the football match last week where Real Valladolid won FC Barcelona with 1-0 and I was there to see it live. Here, check out Messi:
This is the first post I am making on my iPhone so bare with me :)