Friday, September 07, 2018


The river Pisuerga.

We noticed there is a Hotel Olid here, but that may be a back-formation, the origin of the name Valladolid is disputed.

Fountains in the Campo Grande, beside the statue of José Zorilla.


Quevedo lived here for a while, so did Cervantes (the house still survives). Christopher Columbus died here, in 1506. Philip II and Philip IV were both born here... It was a royal seat of Castile at the time.

The monument to Cristofer Colón at the other end of the Campo Grande. It was intended to be sited in Havana, but the plan changed because Cuba declared independence. (I think.) 


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