Welcome to the website of the Pontifical English College in Valladolid for the formation of priests
The Royal College of St. Alban, Valladolid was founded in 1589 for the
training of Catholic priests for the English and Welsh Mission.
Candidates for the Priesthood live in a community environment and are exposed to spiritual-human formation. This training prepares them for seminary formation and roots their faith in Jesus Christ.
Valladolid is the ancient Spanish Capital of Old Castile in the heart of the
country. Columbas and Cervantes lived in the city.
The region, rich in culture and history, is also the spiritual home of Saint Teresa of Avila and Saint John of the Cross.
The college, as well as hosting numerous cultural events, is ideally suited to experience the past and become immersed in the present, to see something of the wider Church, a Church which is in every sense "Catholic".