La Olmeda receives the "La Posada 2021" Award for tourism initiative.

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These awards, whose geographical field is the autonomous community of Castilla y León, are highly valued within the tourism sector.


La Olmeda has received one of the prizes of the IX edition "La Posada" given by the newspaper "El mundo" of Castilla y León, recognizing its commitment to quality tourism.

The jury composed by Francisco Martínez (owner of La Criolla restaurant), Jorge Llorente (vice-minister of rural development of the Junta de Castilla y León), Adriana Ulibarri (president of Edigrup), Víctor Alonso Monge (Vice-president of the Valladolid Provincial Council), Belén Sanz Cid (technical director of “Dehesa de los Canónigos”), Mónica Díez (Marketing Director of Patatas Meléndez), Ismael Pérez Blanco (ONCE territorial delegate), Isabel Ibáñez (Caixabank external communication manager), Gloria Lucía Martín (owner of the restaurant El Empalme), Luis Chico (president of the Federation of Rural Tourism Associations), Pablo Lago (director of the newspaper El mundo de Castilla y León) and Alicia Iglesias Tejero (secretary of the newspaper's management) have awarded the "La Posada 2021" award for the tourist initiative to the Roman Villa La Olmeda.

La Olmeda is one of the most visited places in the province of Palencia since Javier Cortes discovered it in 1968, becoming a highly valued tourist destination by its visitors. In addition, La Olmeda has become a benchmark for archaeological research that has made possible, among other things, the preservation of an extraordinary collection of mosaics that decorate the 4th-century low-imperial mansion. With this award the commitment to Roman culture that the Palencia site has been doing in recent times is recognized.