Museum of Valladolid
The Museum is housed in the palace, which was built in the sixteenth century by Fabio Nelli.
The fifteenth and sixteenth paintings preside in the fine art section, with the "Adoración de los pastores" by Vicente Masip, and the painting of the maestro del Obispo Sancho de Rojas portraying the "Virgen con el Niño" and two donors presented by Santa Catalina.
Furniture from the seventeenth century, Flemish tapestries, ceramic collections etc. Sarcophagus of the infante Don Alfonso de Castilla, with clothing.
The Museum's collections are divided into two sections: ARCHAEOLOGY AND FINE ART
Includes finds from the Paleolithic and Middle Ages.
Address: PALACIO DE FABIO NELLI. PZA. DE FABIO NELLI, S/N
Pedagogical natural science museum Jesus Mª
Recommended for school parties
Zoology, biology, palaeontology, curiosities from nature, archaeology and origami.
Address: PZA. ESPAÑA, 7
Casa-museo de Cervantes
The house where Cervantes lived from 1603 to 1606, and where he wrote a part of "El Quijote".
Leading from the hallway at the top of the staircase, are the writer's study, dining room, kitchen and sleeping quarters. All these rooms contain objects from the era.
The rooms have been decorated by using the dowry of Cervantes' wife and his daughter.
A painted panel of the Assumption, chests and bargueños (type of dresser), a representation of the Batalla de Lepanto, cerámica talaverana, a Virgin with Child in alabaster, the portrait of Felip II and various religious pictures.
There is a garden in front of the house.
The house was opened to the public in 1916 as the Biblioteca Cervantina Popular, but in 1947 its installations were renovated and in 1948 it was formally opened.
Cervantes was declared vecino de honor de Valladolid (honorary citizen) in 1962.
Address: RASTRO, S/N
Casa-museo de Colon
Constructed in a completely new building on the site of the house where Colón lived during the last years of his life, and where he died in 1506. Documents and mementos from the Columban era can be found in all five rooms. It is now a research centre for American history.
Address: COLON, S/N
Nacional de Escultura
It is formed by a collection of religious Spanish carvings, made of wood, from the thirteenth to the eighteenth century, carried out in wood.
The altarpieces, sillerías, funeral monuments and pasos procesionales mark the development of Spanish art through Gothic, Renaissance, Mannerist and Baroque styles.
Three sculptures from the Castillian school by Alonso Berruguete, Juan de Juni and Gregorio Fernández, exponents of expressionist and Baroque naturalism, represented by some of their most significant works: The Retablo Mayor de San Benito, El Real de Valladolid, the Entierro de Cristo, and the Paso Procesional de la Piedad.
A wide range of art is presented here, from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, with examples of Gothic Hispano-Flemish style, Renaissance collections such as the great Sillería del Coro de San Benito El Real de Valladolid and the collection of Baroque pictures which reflects the development from the religiosity of the seventeenth century to the liberality and lavishness of the eighteenth century..., works by Felipe Bigarny, Diego de Siloé, Alonso Cano, Pedro de Mena, Juan Alonso Villabrille and Pedro de Sierra, are displayed.
Address: COLEGIO SAN GREGORIO. CADENAS DE SAN GREGORIO, 1
Museo Oriental de Valladolid
Objects from china and the philippines from the second century to the ninth century bc. Buddahs, bronzes, amphora, sumptuous art and fine ceramics. Chinese caligraphic art with religious and landscape themes or related to traditions, ivory from the philippines.
Address: CONVENTO DE LOS FILIPINOS. Pº DE LOS FILIPINOS, 7
Casa-museo de Zorrilla
Recreating the atmosphere of the Romantic era in the house where the poet José Zorrilla was born in 1817.
Address: FRAY LUIS DE GRANADA, 1