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Catedral de Palencia

Plaza de Inmaculada Concepcion s/n, 34005 Palencia, Spain
+34 634 87 42 59
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Ancient monument

Ancient construction very good keeped. You can see how the antique sociality used to build things... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2018
chris56592
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Frankfurt, Germany
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The Unknown Belle no more

This, the 3rd largest cathedral 8,in Spain, was ignored by many for centuries hence called the... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2018
martinezcm
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Discover "The Beautiful Stranger", as has been popularly known the Cathedral of San Antolín of Palencia since always. Centuries of history, pieces of art, stories, legends, famous characters... all this and more is what the visitor finds out on its visit to this huge cathedral that never ceases to let people indifferent and that always amazes to the ones that penetrates inside. Within the Project "The Beautiful Recognized" this sacred temple begins its journey as a center of worship and tourism, aiming the dissemination of this flagship of Palencia´s heritage.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Plaza de Inmaculada Concepcion s/n, 34005 Palencia, Spain
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Ancient construction very good keeped. You can see how the antique sociality used to build things as it is very well preserved.

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CatedralPalencia, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Catedral de Palencia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

'Vielen dank' for your review. Certainly in Palencia cathedral you can learn a little bit about medieval constructions because of its refined style. Auf Wiedersehen!

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Reviewed May 31, 2018

This, the 3rd largest cathedral 8,in Spain, was ignored by many for centuries hence called the Ünknown Belle¨Indeed it is and now being restored and with good press is called the Known Belle. A visit is an exposure to just about every architectural trend one...More

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CatedralPalencia, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Catedral de Palencia, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

Thank you for your truly fair review. We are glad to read that, not only nationals but foreigners too, recognise the value of this great cathedral in our little (but proud) city. On the other hand, we are sorry to read about your nuisance, because...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

This Cathedral turned out to be a highlight in our recent Northern Spain Trip. We have visited and enjoyed many other Cathedrals and Churches in the country, and Palencia's is just at the same level of beauty and interest of all others . We also...More

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CatedralPalencia, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Catedral de Palencia, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review, it´s a pity that you found some areas closed that day but we are happy to hear about your encounter and the final resolution to visit the crypt. We are also very glad to read that our...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Frustrating wait to get in, had to wait till 4pm Sunday. But worth the wait (we waited in Ajo de Sopas restaurant and had stunning tapas!) glorious cathedral and the El Greco in the museum as you come out is breathtaking.

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CatedralPalencia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Catedral de Palencia, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Thank you for your words and your wait! We are glad for your reward feelings when you got in the cathedral. Greetings!

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Reviewed October 21, 2017

The exterior does hardly prepare the visitor for the beauty inside, although some of the Gothic arches of the various entrance doors are quite remarkable. The best way to fully appreciate it, is to start with the Visigothic crypt on top of which the cathedral...More

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CatedralPalencia, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Catedral de Palencia, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2017

Thank you so much for your long appreciation. As we usually say "we are putting Palencia on the map!" Kind regards!

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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

From the outside you can not really see that the cathedral is rather big. But more important inside it is very beautiful decorated.

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CatedralPalencia, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Catedral de Palencia, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2017

Thank you so much for your opinion! Indeed many people ignore that this is the third biggest cathedral in Spain. Regards!

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Reviewed May 1, 2017

So nice to go around the cathedral and view things that were centuries old. No closed doors or visiting times.

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Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

We went to Palencia just by chance, just knowing that the cathedral was one of the main attractions but we never expected to meet such a beautiful cathedral. The cathedral is a little bit hidden in the city, not in the very heart of the...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2017

Beautiful architecture and wonderful interior. Much larger than you might imagine. Allow a good hour to take it all in and also walk all the way round it!. An ancient place of worship that has relevance today.

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Reviewed March 14, 2017

We dropped in by chance late afternoon - so pleased that we did! The architecture and sheer beauty of this imposing cathedral will impress almost anyone.

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