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Medina del Campo is in the Valladolid province in the Castile and Leon region of Spain. It is about 45 kilometers from the impressive city of Valladolid.

Medina del Campo is home to the splendid Moorish castle of Castillo La Mota. The town itself is an important market town that became wealthy as a result of sheep farming. Even now it holds the largest sheep market in Spain. Medina del Campo's Holy Week celebrations each year are so impressive and steeped in tradition that they have been declared an official tourist attraction.

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The Castillo de la Mota is on the outskirts of the town. Its style is a mixture of Gothic and Mudejar architecture and it was built in 1440. It was once home to Queen Isabel and then became a prison and then a girls boarding school. When the Castillo de la Mota was a prison one of its prisoners was  Cesare Borgia.

Nowadays you can visit the castle but there are no interior rooms to see.

The Plaza Mayor is the heart of Medina del Campo and has a reasonable selection of restaurants. The mansion house where Isabel died is on the square. The house is called the Palacio Testamentario de Isabel because this is where she wrote her last will and testament.

Another significant building on the Plaza Mayor is the Casa del Peso, the official weights and measures house. This house is built over 5 arches.

The Las Duenas Palace has a beautiful Renaissance Plateresque design and was designed by Luis de Vega, architect to King Carlos I.

Medina del Campo is a Historic-Artisitic Site of Spain.

Places to Visit Nearby

The remains of the Madrigal de las Altas Torres where Queen Isabel was born are a few km south of Medina del Campo.

Salamanca to the South-west of Medina del Campo is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain and not to be missed.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Castile and Leon guide.

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Map of Medina del Campo and places to visit

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Medina del Campo places to visit

Valladolid

Valladolid

Valladolid - capital of Castile and Leon and famous for its gardens. Valladolid has some magnificent Renaissance art and architecture.

Valladolid guide
Zamora

Zamora

Zamora has lots of Romanesque churches scattered around the old quarter and these are home to colonies of storks.

Zamora guide
Salamanca

Salamanca

Salamanca is one of the most beautiful cities of all of Spain. Packed with fine Renaissance architecture built in golden-coloured stone.

Salamanca guide
Segovia

Segovia

Segovia is situated on a rocky outcrop and has an amazing Gothic cathedral and a Moorish castle which dominates the city.

Segovia guide

...or see all our recommended places to visit in Castile and Leon

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