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Simancas

  • View of Simancas. Valladolid © Turespaña

    View of Simancas. Valladolid © Turespaña

  
Simancas
Valladolid, Castile-Leon
Valladolid

Declared of Cultural Interest. At a strategic location on the banks of the river Duero stands the castle of Simancas, from the 15th century, considered to be one of the most important in Spain and which is an emblematic feature of the town.

The fortress, which was built by the Admirals of Castile, was later handed over to the Crown and has housed the General Archives of the Kingdom since the time of Felipe II. It contains an interesting collection of documentary gems on monarchic rights and imperial administration. It currently houses the General Archive of Simancas, which gathers together important documents of state, as well as being used as a centre of investigation. Also in town you can admire the reredos and the valuable silverwork of the monstrance in the parish church.

 

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Calendar

History of Humanity in Plasticine Exhibition © Ministerio de Educación Cultura y Deporte

Jul 21, 2014 to Sep 30, 2014

Children's activity, Exhibition

General Archive of Simancas - Simancas
History of Humanity in Plasticine Exhibition and children's workshops

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