Valladolid

related topics
{church, century, christian}
{city, large, area}
{food, make, wine}
{son, year, death}
{day, year, event}
{country, population, people}
{build, building, house}
{area, part, region}
{household, population, family}
{album, band, music}
{game, team, player}

About this sound Valladolid (Spanish: [baʎaðoˈlið]) is a historic city and municipality in north-central Spain, situated at the confluence of the Pisuerga and Esgueva rivers, and located within three wine-making regions: Ribera del Duero, Rueda and Cigales. It is the capital of the province of Valladolid and of the autonomous community of Castile and Leon (de facto).

Contents

Etymology

One common suggestion for the origin of Valladolid's name is the Arabic name "Baladul Walid" (بلد الوليد) meaning The City of Walid in memory of one of the Ummayad dynasty's greatest caliphs in Damascus. But left unexplained is why a village on a remote frontier should have been given such a grand title. A more probable etymology derives it from the Celtiberian language name Vallis Tolitum ("waters valley", due to the confluence of rivers). The most probable derivation is from the demonym Vallisoletano (which in fact is the Spanish demonym of the city), meaning "from sunny valley" - in Middle Ages texts the city is stated as vallisoletum (see the painting above).

Full article ▸

related documents
Modena
Arles
Forbidden City
Tours
Capitoline Hill
Primate (religion)
Heidelberg
Veliky Novgorod
Eastern Christianity
Archbishop of Canterbury
Basilique Saint-Denis
Obelisk
Archbishop
Ionic order
Rule of Saint Benedict
Louvre
Chrismation
Tonsure
Synod
Pope Sixtus IV
Notre Dame de Paris
Bath Abbey
Sagrada Família
Winchester Cathedral
Peterborough Cathedral
St David's Cathedral
Pontifex Maximus
Sedevacantism
Cadaver tomb
Ablution in Christianity