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Valladolid, tourist info

Valladolid is located in the centre of the autonomous region of Castilla y León is the capital of the province of Valladolid and of autonomous region, it belongs to the historic region of Castile. It has a population of 321.001 inhabitants.



The most probable origin of Valladolid seems to stem from the Celtic expression Vallis tolitum (Valley of Water), since it is in in the confluence of the rivers Pisuerga and Esgueva. Their first settlers came from the north of Europe. This civilization was exterminated by the Romans. During the centuries XII and XIII Valladolid experienced a fast growth, favored by the commercial privileges granted by the monarchs Alfonso VIII and Alfonso X The Wise one. In 1346 the Pope Clemente VI allows the creation of the University. In 1506 Christopher Columbus dies in Valladolid. The city was taken in 1808 by the French General Dupont, and freed by the army sent by Wellington in July of 1812. The arrival of the railroad to Valladolid meant a great advantage and caused the growth of the city, new streets are opened, new plazas and gardens are created. The population saw the establishment of the Republic in 1931. In the period of civil War (1936-39) from the first moment Valladolid takes the national side. In the 50s Valladolid experiences an important change due to the installation of car industries.



The International airport of Valladolid is located 10 km away of Valladolid, in the municipal term of Villanubla, was inaugurated in 1938. In the airport of Valladolid operate the following air companies with regular flights: Iberia L.A.E., Air Nostrum, Air France, Lagun Air and Ryanair. Other companies are: Spanair, Air Europe, Futura, Iberworld and Hola Airlines and their destinies are: London, Paris, Brussels, Barcelona, Palma of Majorca, Ibiza, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Seville, Valencia and several cities of the centre and the north of Europe.


The international airport of Valladolid offer several services, among them you can find economic vehicle and car rental that LocoCAr has at your disposal. If you need to hire a car or vehicle in Valladolid to drive around the island, you can use this site that cooperates with most of the Rent a Car companies in Valladolid, selecting all the ones that have the high standards in quality and service, and specially with the best level of quality/price. We have only selected the best car rental companies in Valladolid and disregarded those rent a car firms that according to our criteria do not have all the requirements to be a good Rent a Car taking into account prices and services.


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