Tordesillas Tourism

Tordesillas (Spanish pronunciation: [torðeˈsiʎas]) is a town and municipality in the province of Valladolid, Castile and León, central Spain. It is located 25 kilometres (16 mi) southwest of the provincial capital, Valladolid at an elevation of 704 metres (2,310 ft). The population was c. 9,000 as of 2009. The town is known for its Toro de la Vega festival during which a bull was slaughtered by people on horseback and on foot. Animal rights groups repeatedly tried to stop this from taking place. The bull is at least five years old when he's killed and is allow to live in a large property to keep him territorial, unlike other animals who are killed for the butcher at one year of age. Finally, in May 2016 the Regional government issued a decree prohibiting the slaughter of the bull in public; animal rights activists regarded it as a victory after years denouncing publicly the cruelty with great national and worldwide coverage. The mayor of the town, backed unanimously by the opposition, made a statement of outrage on the same day of the prohibition. The bull's slaughter had came to be inextricably associated with the name of the town, overshadowing its rich monumental and historical heritage. The town is located on the Douro River although the river is not navigable up to Tordesillas. There are railway services to Salamanca, Ourense, Madrid, and Valladolid. There are highway connections to Madrid, 182 kilometres (113 mi) to the southeast, and with Salamanca, 96 kilometres (60 mi) to the southwest. The provincial capital is also linked by four-lane highway. Because of its important highway connections Tordesillas has become a major transit hub. The economy is based on services — especially connected to tourism — and the agricultural production of the surrounding area. Wheat has long been the traditional agricultural product (see Cuisine of the province of Valladolid). The town is well served by hotels with a parador, four three-star hotels, one two-star hotel, and ten hostels and pensions. There is also a camping site. There is also an abundance of restaurants — 27 in total — with the Parador restaurant having a three star classification. North of the town there is a fertile valley formed by the Douro, with extensive use of irrigation by central pivots.

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  • Know the pollution level of Tordesillas before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 28.57 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.33 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 58.33 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Tordesillas for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tordesillas.

    • Burglary and Theft 5 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 10 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 45 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 15 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 15 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 70 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 10 (Very Low)
    • Safety Index 89.34 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 80.38 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 37.24 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 53.43 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 78.24 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.34 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 80.95 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tordesillas

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.2 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.7 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.23 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85.03 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 78.71 USD

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