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Catedral de San Antolin

Plaza de San Antolin, Palencia, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Palencia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Palencia Cathedral  The Cathedral is dedicated to San Antolin and is one of the largest cathedrals in Spain because it is the result of many... more »
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Cologne
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208 reviews 208 reviews
52 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Addlestone, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
14 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
45 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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