Valladolid is capital…

Once the capital city of Spain, Valladolid is steeped in history. Queen Isabella I of Castile married King Ferdinand of Aragon in the city.

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It was in this most regal of cities where Philip II of Spain, who was also Phillip 1st of England was born…

…and in 1506 Christopher Columbus died.

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A playwrights paradise, Miguel de Cervantes wrote his opus Don Quixote – considered to be the first modern European novel – in Valladolid…

…and first recorded mention of the ancient city appears to in a letter of 1074 from Alfonso VI to Count Pedro Ansúrez granting him the lordship of the place.

Where did we stay?  Just 45 minutes away in a beautiful, historic wine estate – Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine – where the living is easy …

Contributor:  Alexandra Pinhorn

Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine is a client of Magellan PR.  Follow them on twitter: @LeDomaineHotel and on Facebook/Abadiaretuertaledomaine.

Magellan PR is on twitter: @MagellanPR / on Facebook: MagellanPR / on Pinterest: Sue Lowry / on Google+:  Sue Lowry & MagellanPR and on Flickr: Sue Lowry.  For more information on our company, visit www.magellan-pr.com.  Follow our other blog focussing on travel in the South of England – A3 Traveller.

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