Situated at the point where the Pisuerga and Esgueva rivers meet, Valladolid is Spain's thirteenth most populous municipality. If you are searching for a hotel, apartment, or other luxurious accommodation in Valladolid you are simply spoilt for choice. Whether you're searching for a laid-back hotel in the old city, or an apartment in one of the city's vibrant districts, you will find something tailored to your individual needs. The city has a rich history dating back to pre-roman times, when the area was settled by Celtic tribes, and later by the Romans themselves. In the Middle Ages Valladolid rose to greater prominence, and it is from this period that most of the city's historic buildings date from. Many hotels in Valladolid are located in the city's historic district, which has numerous perfectly preserved aristocratic houses and religious buildings. The city centre location of these hotels gives you ample opportunity to discover the hidden secrets of this charming city. A stroll around this historic quarter will allow you to view the city's striking cathedral which was commissioned by King Philip II in the Sixteenth Century, and the church of Santa María la Antigua, which has an unusual Gothic design and a pyramid topped Romanesque tower.From your hotel in Valladolid you will be within walking distance of Plaza Mayor, which is regarded as the heart of the city. This square dates back to the Sixteenth Century, and has a number of notable buildings, including the Royal Palace and the City Hall. Valladolid is perhaps most famous for historical figures who lived and worked here, including the prominent authors Francisco de Quevedo and Miguel de Cervantes, in addition to Christopher Columbus who passed away in the city in 1506. The city has gone to great lengths to preserve the houses of its legendary former residents, and tourists can visit the former homes of both Cervantes and Columbus. The Casa de Cervantes is located where the author finished his masterpiece Don Quixote, while the Christopher Columbus House-Museum, where the great explorer spent his final years, exhibits various items relating to his discovery of America.