Valladolid is not one of the typical Erasmus destinations, and precisely for this reason it can become one of the most interesting. Barcelona and Madrid are in the top of the Spanish destinations, and worldwide! But taking advantage of the fact that “Pisuerga passes through Valladolid”, we bring you the best reasons for your Erasmus destination to be this:
A city of words:
Who is from Valladolid knows perfectly well that it is the only, true and incomparable town in Spain that has no accent. Or the one that, at least, has the most perfect of them all. Valladolid is written and pronounced with a final “d”, and no one better than a Valladolid can prove it to you. So if learning Spanish perfectly is one of your maxims, do not hesitate to choose this destination.
What to see in Valladolid
Valladolid has an enormous cultural wealth. Much of the history of Spain has developed at one time or another in Valladolid, among other reasons because for a short period of time it was the capital of Spain and witness of many events that have left their mark on buildings, palaces and houses. of the illustrious characters that have been born or lived in the city. Among this, we find the Peñafiel Castle.
Its streets are also charming. The Platerias Street stands out, known as one of the main places of passage to reach the old Market Square.
Another of the best known places is the Plaza del Campo, which for several centuries, the plaza was an important point that was the venue for duels, exhibitions, executions and all kinds of social events. And today it is one of the nerve centers of the city’s youth.
Where to live
Finding a flat in Valladolid is very easy, since there is a wide range of flats. What is perhaps more difficult is to find floors with central heating, which in the long run are cheaper, but in general it is easy to find cheap apartments, especially in the area of the universities, the University Hospital or the Cathedral. More towards the center the prices go up and you move away from the university. For example, I have always lived in apartments that were more or less between the center and the faculties, to have everything at hand.
Where to go out
– Paraíso and La Antigua: Currently one of the youngest areas and where we will find the best prices. It is a good place to start the night. Paraiso is full of breweries, snack bars (also known as minis or liters) and chupiterías.
– Cantarranas: For what it was until a couple of years ago, Cantarranas is a decadent area where mythical bars have closed their doors. Today is where the most alternative environment is found. The area could be recommended for a cheap drink.
– San Miguel: Probably the most acclaimed and best area today. In the surroundings of Plaza San Miguel you will find many pubs well decorated with all kinds of music. Some recommended places could be Boheme or Be Funky.
– Coca y Poniente: The area around Plaza Coca and Plaza de Poniente is considered by many to be the “coolest” area. In some places young people mix with others not so young. If you like house, you can visit Silk or Cameo, the latter with a more mature audience.
Valladolid is one of the best cities for tapas, because the atmosphere is incredible, the variety very large, from cheap skewers and toasts to the most sophisticated. So the variety of gastronomic tapas is very striking.
If you want to eat cheaply, Los Zagales (Calle Pasión) is the most famous bar for having several pinchos among the winners or finalists of the tapas awards.
Obama in the White House, Bread Bag, Tierra-Mar-Aire, Puro de Sardina, Pata Negra, Bocadillo Mar y Tierra, McChurro and the famous Tigrestostón are some of the most recommended places. The pincho cost on average between € 2.6 and € 3.10, but be careful! You will have a supplement of 50 cents for each pincho on the terrace.