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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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Beautiful interior

Frustrating wait to get in, had to wait till 4pm Sunday. But worth the wait (we waited in Ajo de... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
aps1305
via mobile
One of the most beautiful cathedrals in Spain

The exterior does hardly prepare the visitor for the beauty inside, although some of the Gothic... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2017
AndaLibra
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Bucharest, Romania
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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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Plaza de Inmaculada Concepcion s/n, 34005 Palencia, Spain
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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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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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Reviewed February 4, 2017

Found this gem on a quick visit to Palencia. If you are visiting Palencia, seek this out. The architecture is stunning.

1  Thank Richard B
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Reviewed October 15, 2016

This building has nearly the whole history of Gothic architecture in its fabric. One excepts the earliest Northern French, but everything else is here, even the transition towards the Italian renaissance, and the beginning of the baroque.

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Reviewed October 9, 2016

I can strongly recommend you to visit this beautiful Cathedral. Every corner and every part offers you something amazing to see. If you are lover of Gothic art then this is the right place to see!

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