Medina del Campo, in the province of Valladolid, is a stone's throw away from Madrid - 100 miles by the N-VI - and it is less than half an hour away from Valladolid, the capital of the Autonomous Community. It is situated in a plain, at a height of 2,400 ft. The Rio Zapardiel - affluent of the Duero River - crosses the town which is rich in farm and cereal products. However, what Medina del Campo - also known as the Town of Fairs - is best known for are its trade activities of the 15th and 16th century. The town has an exceptional historic and artistic heritage and it also offers sport and cultural facilities. It has made it a point of honour to be the guardian of two ancient traditions that are the Semana Santa (Holy Week) - that was declared of International Tourist Interest in 2011- and the encierros (bull festival) of September - that were declared of National Tourist Interest in 2011.
History and Origin of our encierros
(running of bulls in the streets)
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