Centro de Estudios Vacceos Federico Wattenberg (Universidad de Valladolid)
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Guided tours


Guided tour program

Headquarters of the Federico Wattenberg Center for Vaccean Studies in Padilla de Duero, with its famous mural by Manolo Sierra.
Headquarters of the Federico Wattenberg Center for Vaccean Studies in Padilla de Duero, with its famous mural by Manolo Sierra.
View of Las Ruedas necropolis.
View of Las Ruedas necropolis.

Our guided tour last at least 90 minutes; although it can be shortened, if necessary, to 60 minutes, but we recommend the full 90 minute tour.


Our tour starts with a brief introduction and a wide display of some of the most interesting archaeological pieces at the Federico Wattenberg Center for Vaccean Studies. The Center is located right on the town´s main square in Padilla de Duero. Our next stop is Las Ruedas, where the group will take a tour of the important necropolis.


In June, July and August our tours usually coincide with archaeological fieldwork and you will be able to witness first-hand excavation methodology and understand Spanish history and it´s rich heritage. The visit to the areas around the wall and the archaeological pits of the city of Pintia are not included, although access to the same are free.


The visits will usually be in Spanish.



Prices and opening hours

The explanations of our guides are fundamental to be able to understand the environment and the funeral rites vacceos
The explanations of our guides are fundamental to be able to understand the environment and the funeral rites vacceos
Sculpture of the funerary rite involving vultures practiced by the Vacceans.
Sculpture of the funerary rite involving vultures practiced by the Vacceans.

•The tour begins at Federico Wattenberg Center for Vaccean Studies.


•Normal guided tour: adults, € 7; children from 7 to 12 years, € 2.


•Schedule of guided tours.

•In June, July and August, coinciding with archaeological work on site, individual visits or small groups do not need to be arranged in advance. The hours are from Wednesday to Sunday, at 10:30, 12:30, 17:30 and 19:30 hours; on Sundays there are no afternoon visits. Groups of more than 20 people: on-demand visits, so please make the appointment beforehand on the phone +34 983 881 240.

The rest of the year visits are made on-demand, in groups of at least 10 adults (normal visit) or 5 (visit by the Director). In any case, it is necessary to arrange them at least four days in advance by e-mail (cevfw@uva.es) or by phone (+ 34 983 881 240).





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