Between February 3 and November 24, 2018, the Zorrill Train will circulate between Madrid and Valladolid every Saturdaya, an initiative of Renfe Viajeros and the Valladolid city council to make travelers enjoy a different cultural, tourist and gastronomic day in the Castilian-Leon city.
It is an excellent winter plan to carry out in the company of friends or family. In addition, Valladolid recently finished celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of the poet and playwright José Zorrilla So, in case you cannot have attended the festivities, taking a trip to Valladolid with the Zorrilla Train can be a great idea.
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How is the trip on the Zorrilla Train?
As with Renfe's Medieval Train to Sigüenza, in the Zorrilla Train we can also enjoy a theatrical journey where an actor characterized as the poet will entertain passengers while informing them of the contents and possibilities that Valladolid can offer you for the duration of your excursion.
The dramatized trip takes place the first Saturday of each month and on November 24. Once in the city you will be able to contemplate a splendid monumental heritage as well as enjoying its various cultural spaces and its gastronomic offer.
Where to buy the Zorrilla Train ticket?
Tickets to get on the Zorrilla Train must be purchased in advance at the railway stations that have advance sales, at the self-selling machines or at the Renfe customer service telephone line.
What is the price of the Zorrilla Train tickets?
The price of the adult ticket is 46,60 euros while the child is 34,90 euros. Children under the age of four who do not occupy a seat will travel for free.
Travelers have to buy a round trip ticket but they can make the return on the same Saturday or postpone it to Sunday at the same time.
The round trip is made on an Avant train that departs from the Madrid - Chamartín station at 12.00 noon and arrives in Valladolid at 13.05. The return train leaves Valladolid at 20.35:21.40 p.m. and arrives in Madrid-Chamartín at XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.
What to see in Valladolid?
Valladolid is a city that has a lot to offer to the visitor but for a brief view, from the historical-cultural point of view the essentials are: the Cathedral, the Plaza Mayor, the National Sculpture Museum, the Iglesia de la Antigua, the Monastery and Church of San Benito, the Academy of Cavalry, the Church of San Pablo, the Patio Herreriano Museum, the Plaza del Viejo Coso, the House-Museum of José Zorrilla and the Campo Grande.
Presenting at the Valladolid Tourist Office (Calle Acera de Recoletos s / n) the Renfe ticket for the Zorrilla Train, you will have the Valladolid Card Tourist Card for free. With this card you can access the museums of Valladolid for free, the tourist bus and you will have access to the José Zorrilla House-Museum.
Where to eat in Valladolid?
Throughout the city there are countless very interesting places to eat. Around the Plaza Mayor, the largest number of bars and restaurants in Valladolid congregate to taste the best tapas and pinchos in the city center.
However, since its inauguration in 2013, the Valladolid Gourmet Station is one of the most popular. It is located next to the town's train station and has become a reference gastronomic space where you can taste the best products with Denomination of Origin and other culinary riches.
The Valladolid Gourmet Station is characterized by its wide variety of products and by the freedom of the user when choosing their dishes using an innovative check-tasting system. On the other hand, the also new multifunctional classroom Escuela Gourmet aims to bring gastronomy closer to the user through live cooking shows, product tastings or book signings related to gastronomy.
This gastronomic market came to complete Valladolid's incredible offer in terms of tapas and pinchos. Converted for years into one of the main capitals of Spanish tapas, you cannot miss this new foodie enclave on your route through Castilla y León.