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Catedral de San Antolin

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Address: Plaza de San Antolin, Palencia, Spain

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multifaceted beauty waiting to be discovered

We didn’t have to discover “the undiscovered beauty” as the cathedral is well-known in Spain, so we had placed it on our must-see list before arriving in Palencia. We first... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2014
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Cologne
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292 reviews 292 reviews
70 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We didn’t have to discover “the undiscovered beauty” as the cathedral is well-known in Spain, so we had placed it on our must-see list before arriving in Palencia. We first circled the cathedral with its multiple entrances and tried to figure out where the main entrance was. Since a mass was going on when we came in, we postponed our... More 

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Duras, France
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Spectacular building with some lovely features. The huge wooden doors were very impressive, made an impact as they were quite plain. The rest of the cathedral is very ornate in true Romanesque fashion, which I found detracted from the fabulous building. One of the most interesting features is the crypt which I thought was stunning, perhaps because in contrast it... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
14 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The cathedral is beautiful well worth the entry fee of Euros2.00 per person. My wife and I also had the pleasure of a private tour with a retired priest of the diocese who happened to be there at the time we entered - a charming man. However, you should be warned if you are British and the lady at the... More 

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Tromsø
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113 reviews 113 reviews
45 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012 via mobile

This cathedral is impressive both in size, in architectural value and the state of conservation. And yet I was alone in the cathedral for a while, one could only hear the squeeks of my sandals in the enormous space. 2 Euros is the admission fee, that also includes the crypta with Visitgoth ornaments and the impressive cloisters. The cathedral is... More 

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Castilla y León is full of monuments, and the Cathedral of Palencia might be a charming one, yet the rest of the town really falls short, especially if one is on their way from wonderful towns like Salamanca or Segovia to majestic León. Worth a visit? For the Cathedral and the church of San Pablo. Worth a deviation? For such... More 

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