Palace of Santa Cruz

Plaza del Colegio de Santa Cruz, 8
Valladolid 47002

41°39′06″N – 4°43′13″O

+34 983 184 530


Palacio de Santa Cruz

How to get to the palace

  • On foot: we are located in the centre, close to Plaza de la Universidad on Librería Street.
  • By public bus: the closers stops are at Plaza de la Universidad on the corner of López Gómez Street (nº 828): lines 1 and 2. Plaza del Colegio de Santa Cruz, 9 (nº 826): lines 33, 7 and 8 (more information: AUVASA)
  • By taxi: there is a taxi stand located in the square itself.
  • By bicycle: the square has bicycle racks and a public bicycle rental point (more information: VALLABICI).
  • By private vehicle:
    • Regulated public parking in the surrounding streets (O.R.A.).
    • Public parking:
      • Parking Plaza de Portugalete: Plaza de Portugalete (400 metres away).
      • Parking El Campillo: Panaderos Street (700 metres away).
      • Parking Hospital Clínico Universitario: Real de Burgos Street(700 metres away).
      • Parking Plaza Mayor: Plaza Mayor (900 metres away).

Opening times of the exhibition halls

September to June:
Open from Tuesday to Saturday
Opening hours:
from 11:00 to 14:00 h and from 16:30 to 19:30 h

Sunday: from 11:00 to 14:00 h

Mondays closed

June to September*
Open from Tuesday to Saturday
Opening hours:
from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00 h

Sunday: from 11:00 to 14:00 h.

Mondays closed

* These opening hours finish at the end of the local festivities


  • Free admission
  • For the safety of the pieces:
    • Do not lean on the showcases and avoid touching the pieces.
    • Eat and drink whatever you like, but outside of the museum.
    • Your pet can wait for you outside, unless it is a guide dog.
    • To avoid slipping, the perfect spot for the umbrella is the umbrella stand.
    • Remember that smoking is not good for your health. But if you are a smoker, do it outside of the museum.
    • You can enter with your wheelchair or your baby’s pushchair. Shopping trolleys, scooters, skateboards, bicycles, tricycles or any other wheeled device for adults or children will remain outside of the museum.
    • If you are carrying a bulky backpack, remember to be careful not to bump into the pieces. What do you think about putting it in front of you instead of on your back?
  • You can take as many pictures as you want, but better without flash. And then upload them to your social media. Do not forget to tag us with the hashtag #MuseoAfricanoUVa


  • Salón Rectores (Traditional currency) and Sala Renacimiento (Terracottas and African horse rides): fully accessible spaces.
  • Sala San Ambrosio (Kingdom of Oku): accessible space only from Monday to Friday. If you would like to visit this hall do not hesitate to contact us to clarify any possible doubts.
  • Galería de la Sala San Ambrosio (Ethnographic galley): non-accessible space.

Virtual Visit

Tour our museum:

Virtual tour of the Museum of African Art

* Currently in the Rectors Room the “Collection of Traditional African Coins” is exhibited.