One of the most beautiful parts of Valladolid, a shopping arcade from the 19th century that's still in perfect condition. It's small but charming and is one of the few remaining in Spain. On numerous occasions it's been the backdrop of movie scenes and is a must-see for tourists.
The other day I went to my godson's first communion, and while I was on the road, I decided to take a diversion to visit this spot, which I imagined would be both interesting and educational. The new parliament building stands on Avenida Salamanca (the N-620a), but the old seat was in Fuensaldaña Castle. It's a modern building, 30,000m2, with a facade of white concrete, glass and stone designed by the architect Ramon Fernandez Alonso. A guide showed us around the various rooms, explaining the functions of the courts. The kids loved the chance to sit in the prosecutor's chair in the Chamber!