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“The second largest Cathedral in Spain after Sevilla” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Catedral de San Antolin

Catedral de San Antolin
Plaza de San Antolin, Palencia, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Palencia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“The second largest Cathedral in Spain after Sevilla”
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 entry desk discovers this you will be given a ranting demand for the "return" of Gibraltar to Spain and the "return" of the Falklands/Malvinas to Argentina. A very nasty experience.

Visited May 2013
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“Beautiful and undiscovered”
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 built in late Gothic style, and is a marvellously uniform example of this style. Adornments from later periods are also found, but they do not disturb the overall impression. La bella desconocida, the unknown beauty, deserves more visitors!

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“no wonder it's a desconocida”
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 an unassuming town, only if you have spare time.

Visited June 2012
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