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Catedral de Palencia
Ranked #1 of 40 things to do in Palencia
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed July 17, 2012

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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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.

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