Universidad de Valladolid (UVA), Valladolid

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The University of Valladolid is a public university in the city of Valladolid, province of Valladolid, in the autonomous region of Castile and Leon, Spain. Established in the 13th century, it is one of the oldest universities in the world. The university has 32,000 undergraduate students and more than 2,000 teachers.
The University of Valladolid is a Spanish public university founded in 1241 as removal of studies at the University of Palencia, founded by Alfonso VIII of Castile, between 1208 and 1212. It is responsible for teaching higher education in seven campuses distributed through four cities of Castile and Leon: Valladolid, Palencia, Soria and Segovia. List of oldest universities in continuous operation

The first building of the university that is notable for its architecture is the one constructed at the end of the 15th century, after the move of the institution from the Colegiata. It consists of a four sided cloister, which opens up the hallways, and a late Gothic chapel. At the cloister one enters through a portal, also late Gothic, that opens to the Bookshop Street. At the beginning of the 18th century, this became insufficient, prompting an enlargement consisting of a quadrangular cloister with four galleries that open to hallways built at the same time.
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  • Though it’s easy (and understandable) to get caught up in the excellent shops, restaurants, cafes, parks, and museums of Valladolid, be sure to devote time to some of the buildings of its historic... 
    Though it’s easy (and understandable) to get caught up in the excellent shops, restaurants, cafes, parks, and museums of Valladolid, be sure to devote time to some of the buildings of its historic...  more »
  • What a beautiful facility. And the history surrounding it. Easy to locate in town. The front of the building is a must see. Just sit the the benches in front and enjoy the activities unfolding. 
    What a beautiful facility. And the history surrounding it. Easy to locate in town. The front of the building is a must see. Just sit the the benches in front and enjoy the activities unfolding.  more »
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  • The headquarters of the University of Valladolid is located in an incomparable building. In addition to the University headquarters, it houses the Museum of African Art of the Alberto Jiménez-Arellano Alonso Foundation, and the University Library. It is worth booking a guided tour in both cases.
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