Festival of the Virgin of San Lorenzo in Valladolid, Spain
August 29, 2012
Valladolid, the previous capital of Spain until 1561 and again from 1601-1606, is undoubtedly a historically rich province. Valladolid was the residence of the Kings of Castile, Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile, where Christopher Columbus died, home to Miguel Cervantes while he finished his masterpiece, Don Quijote, and also the city of Jose Zorrilla, the famous Romantic writer. Surrounded by the Douro river, the zone is famous for its vino tinto (red wine), making it a popular location for wine tasting.
Like most of Spain, Valladolid is also known for their festivals. Though Valladolid has many festivities throughout the year, September 8th is the official date of the Virgin of San Lorenzo and this means that from the 1st – 9th of September Valladolid will be full of food and fun for nine days. We’ve picked out a few of our favorites for this years festival, but of course there are many more activities which you can consult in the downloadable festival program here.
How to get there?: Airport of Valladolid (VLL) or you can catch Train/Bus from Madrid if you fly into Madrid Barajas (MAD)
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