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Palacio de Santa Cruz

Plaza Colegio de Santa Cruz 8, 47002 Valladolid, Spain
+34 983 35 90 22
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A Place to View and Wander in the Garden

The Palacio de Santa Cruz on one side has the Colegio Jesus Mara Maria Carmelitas de La carded for... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
AaronTom
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Ajax, Canada
Beautiful Palace and African Museum

The Santa Cruz Palace was built by the powerful Cardinal Mendoza in 1491. The courtyard is very... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
BennyMalaga
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Malaga, Spain
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“african art” (3 reviews)
“library” (3 reviews)
“university” (7 reviews)
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Plaza Colegio de Santa Cruz 8, 47002 Valladolid, Spain
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+34 983 35 90 22
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

The Palacio de Santa Cruz on one side has the Colegio Jesus Mara Maria Carmelitas de La carded for teenagers and their is the University (Ayuntamiento de Valladolid) The area is full of students wandering around the plaza. The main building has a courtyard three...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Santa Cruz Palace was built by the powerful Cardinal Mendoza in 1491. The courtyard is very beautiful. The African Art Center in the palace is the best museum of African art in Spain and is quite interesting. Today the palace belongs to the University...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Along with the University building, the Palacio de Santa Cruz was part of the original 13th century institution (or before). It possesses a lovely interior patio and its library is superb. The library is not open to the public but anyone truly interested in it...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2016

The visit is free of any charge.When we visited,it also had an interesting exhibition on African continet's people ,costume,culture etc.

Thank ravindev
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is one of the must-visit places in Valladolid. Very well preserved building. With the help of a good guide you can learnt interesting things about the history of Spain

Thank jecapilla
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Located near the Cathedral and Plaza de la Universidad is a building belonging to the University, with no entrance fee and interesting to visit. The outside view is splendid, as it is the 3 levels internal patio. It is said to be the first Renaissance...More

Thank JesLon
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

A good example of a historic and very old religious site, the building also houses university offices and is a workplace. so it may not be the best place to bring young children who are not in a good mood!

Thank Meatball68
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

Loved the beauty of the old monastery building. Resturaunt prices a touch high, but that is normal for this part of Spain. Great position, not too far from the motorway, and close to the picturesque river.

Thank Thatchedtavern
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Reviewed 25 June 2015

It's free and conveniently close to the Cathedral, so well worth a 5 minute detour. You can visit it fairly quickly. The Sala Triste has portraits of the solemn-looking deans. The chapel was built by Gregorio Fernández and it's really nice.

1  Thank Carlos E
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

The building is currently the rectory of the University, so you can visit it freely during working days. Within the impressive courtyard there are some exhibitions rooms that contains a good collection of african art. In the first floor you can peek into the historical...More

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