San Pedro Regalado

San Pedro Regalado

The statue of San Pedro Regalado, in the Plaza de El Salvador

Sunday 13th May was the feast of San Pedro Regalado, the patron saint of Valladolid. He lived from 1390-1456, and was famous in this area for founding (with Brother Pedro de Villacreces) several Franciscan Monasteries of strict observance, devoted to the care of the poor and the sick, eventually he came to be put in charge of these convents of strict observance.  Other interesting facts about him are that he is the patron saint of bullfighters, and that as an incredibly holy priest, he was consulted far and wide by the highest and lowest of society, and even became known for bilocation.

Because of this, the whole city was transformed for their patron saints day, a huge festival, lasting 6 days, and the Monday was a bank holiday (ie Spain was closed, even more than usual!)

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