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Palencia Cathedral

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Address: Plaza Inmaculada Concepcion s/n, 34005 Palencia, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 634 87 42 59
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Discover "The Beautful Stranger", as has been popularly known the...

Discover "The Beautful 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 on its visit to this huge cathedral that never ceases to let indifferent and that always amazes to the ones that penetrates inside. With the Project "The Beautifull 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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The great unknown

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Miguel S
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 city, but still in the centre. When you look at it from the main square... More 

Thank Miguel S
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank jlbarrett42
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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.

Thank PCuttery
Coimbra, Portugal
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206 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
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.

Thank Richard B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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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Brno, Czech Republic
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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!

Thank Kuna_Nese_Nanuk
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121 reviews
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Reviewed May 27, 2016

great guided visit to a not so well known cathedral, highly recommendable if you are spending a day in Palencia

Thank Jimena G
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243 reviews
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Reviewed September 11, 2015

An example of an old, splendid gothic cathedral. Just one as you may find only in Spain. You need to pay an entry fee but do not hesitate - it deserves the expense!

2 Thank Vannegen
Haifa, Israel
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Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Don't miss the El Greco in the adjacent crypt, a long with impressive tapestries and other lovely artworks

1 Thank Tomer B
Bowral, Australia
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Reviewed July 31, 2015

A quiet and peaceful cathedral without the normal crowds and with enough to see to keep us interested for an hour or so. The carved limestone screen behind the choir was particularly beautiful. The only negative was that nothing was written in English, nor were any English speaking tours offered.

1 Thank Jennifer272015

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