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Catedral de Palencia

Plaza Inmaculada Concepcion s/n, 34005 Palencia, Spain
+34 634 87 42 59
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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 4 weeks ago
AndaLibra
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Bucharest, Romania
Inside it is a beauty

From the outside you can not really see that the cathedral is rather big. But more important inside... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
msluis
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Plaza Inmaculada Concepcion s/n, 34005 Palencia, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank AndaLibra
CatedralPalencia, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Catedral de Palencia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 16 September 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.

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

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

Reviewed 1 May 2017

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

Thank grumorf
Reviewed 14 April 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

Thank Miguel S
Reviewed 28 March 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.

1  Thank jlbarrett42
Reviewed 14 March 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.

1  Thank PCuttery
Reviewed 4 February 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
Reviewed 15 October 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.

1  Thank Dutchmm
Reviewed 9 October 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!

1  Thank Kuna_Nese_Nanuk
Reviewed 27 May 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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