The Church of Our Lady of Pilar of Valladolid is located in the new working-class neighborhood of La Pilarica that emerged at the beginning of the 20th century on the outskirts of the city of Valladolid, to house the numerous immigrants looking for work in the incipient Valladolid industry. .

The Church of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, better known as the Church of La Pilarica, is built at the request of Mr. Rafael Cano Rodríguez-Cairo, Professor of Law at the University of Valladolid, and his wife Tadea de Prado y Beltrán, in memory of his recently deceased daughter Pilar, according to a project by the then municipal architect Juan Agapito y Revilla. The church consecrated and inaugurated on October 12, 1907, in neo-Gothic style as a private chapel, was not a parish until 1968.

The brick building is a single volume of great slenderness. The construction rises by differentiating three levels: the lower one with a stone plinth up to the starting level of the windows, a second brick level, in which pointed windows with mullion are inscribed, and a third covered with artificial stone that forms a large frieze. finishing run, totally ornamented with geometric and vegetal elements. At the corners, the buttresses are doubled, forming a cross.

Inside, the church has a Latin cross plan with a single nave, with a five-sided polygonal apse and transept. The presbytery is elevated with respect to the nave, and its vault reflects the polygonal development of the floor plan. The neo-Gothic wooden altarpiece stands out, which houses the image of the Virgen del Pilar, patron saint of the church.

Historical Data

Religious architecture
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Historical Period:
Late modern period


Plaza Rafael Cano, s/n. Valladolid. 47005 Valladolid.

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Tourist Office of Valladolid


C/ San Benito, 1. Valladolid. 47003 Valladolid.

Telephone: 983 426 196


Tourist Office of Valladolid


Pabellón de Cristal. Acera de Recoletos, s/n. Valladolid. 47004 Valladolid.

Telephone: 983 219 310

Fax: 983 217 860




Opening hours

  • Every day: depending on worship service



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