Valladolid is a city in northwestern Spain, once the residence of the first kings of Castile, and today - the center of the eponymous province and capital of the Autonomous Community of Castile and Leon. In terms of population, Valladolid ranks 13th in the country and 88th in the European Community. Valladolid plays an important role in Spanish industry as a leading manufacturer in the automotive industry. 
In 1469 Queen Isabella of Castile and King Ferdinand of Aragon married in the Valladolid and from the 15th century Valladolid was the residence of the kings of Castile and remained the capital of the Kingdom of Spain until 1561, when Philip II moved the capital to Madrid. Christopher Columbus died in Valladolid in 1506 in a house that is now a museum erected in his honor.
Valladolid is a city that hides curious secrets. The city has several architectural monuments - manifestations of its former glory. Some of them include the unfinished cathedral, the church of Santa Maria la Antigua in the central square in Valladolid,  the Faculty of Law of the University of Valladolid, whose facade is one of the few surviving works of Narciso Tomei.
Symbols of the city of Valladolid are the Plaza Mayor, rebuilt after a fire in 1631, and the National Sculpture Museum, which includes Spain's largest collections of polychrome and wood sculptures, and the Collegio de San Gregorio is a memorable masterpiece of Spanish Gothic. The unfinished cathedral in the city combines styles from the 16th to the 19th century, with an impressive Baroque decoration by the founder of the style, Alberto Churiger.
Valladolid is the economic engine of the autonomous region, as an important automotive industry (IVECO, FASA-Renault, Michelin). In Valladolid there is an airport near Villanubla, with connections to Stansted in London, Paris, Brussels - Charleroi, Milan, Lisbon, Barcelona and Vigo. A place in the world of famous cities provides him with one of the most important Spanish film festivals, SEMINCI (International Cinema Week).

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