This centrally located Spanish destination resonates with centuries of stories, not least in settings such as its majestic Plaza Mayor and splendid Valladolid Cathedral. This was once home to native writers like Cervantes and Zorrilla, whose spirits linger in the city’s literary heritage. Valladolid’s museums and galleries offer a window into the artistry of the region, while its festivals celebrate traditions both ancient and modern. Indulge in the art of Spanish cuisine, with local specialties and world-class wines. A world away from the resorts of the Costas, Valladolid offers a true taste of Spain, both literally and metaphorically.
AC Hotel by Marriott Palacio de Santa Ana
A former convent that dates back to the 18th century, this hotel is surrounded by lush green lawns and borders the banks of the Pisuerga River. It has five stars, a fitness centre, a heated indoor pool and a Turkish bath, as well as a glass-covered cloister which serves as an impressive public space. Guests can dine in-house at Los Jerónimos, where Spanish and Castilian dishes by Chef Jorge Gómez Arizméndi are the speciality. Book rooms varying from a standard twin, to a suite with garden views.