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Places in Spain - Valladolid

 

Valladolid, in the heart of Castilla y Leon was given it's first proper name by the Moors. They called it Belad Ulid, or Walid. After numerous battles and arguments among the Royal family over who owned, or wanted the town, in 1074 Alfonso VI gave the town to the Count Pedro Ansurez who immediately had two churches built. He also built a bridge over the Rio Pisuerga. Two hospitals were constructed along with many other important buildings. His effect on the town was so great that by 1208 it was affluent enough to attract Royal attention and Alfonso VIII ejected the Count's descendants and stole the town back.

The town received another boost in 1346 when the university gained formal recognition. By the year 1469, Valladolid was such an important place that the Catholic Monarchs, Isabella of Castille and Ferdinand of Aragon were married there. Towards the end of the 16th century, Valladolid acquired a cathedral, although it was never finished.

 
Valladolid province now spreads across the great plain of the River Duero which races through the middle. Above the river is the ┬┤Granary of Spain` an important grain producing area. Whilst the province has much to offer the visitor in the form of open landscape, most of the province's activity is centred around the capital.

Valladolid is a wonderful place to visit, especially during the important film festival, founded in 1956 and no doubt playing a major role in the attraction of the massive student population present in the town of today.

 
 
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