Welcome to Valladolid, a modern city in the heart of Spain where you can enjoy a wonderful journey through history, a nice glass of wine Ribera del Duero, or learn the Spanish language in the place where Cervantes wrote The Quixote!
With more than 350,000 inhabitants, Valladolid is the administrative capital of Castilla y León, the largest region in Europe. The history of the city is really remarkable: the Catholic Monarchs, Isabel I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon, married in Valladolid in 1469 and established it as the capital of the Kingdom of Castile and later of the united Spain. Christopher Columbus died in Valladolid in 1506, while authors such as Francisco de Quevedo, José Zorrilla or Miguel de Cervantes lived and worked in the city. The city was briefly the capital of Spain under Phillip III between 1601 and 1606, before returning indefinitely to Madrid.<