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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...more
I was on a short trip to Palencia ,a small historic town where I was surprised to discover a striking cathedral in Plaza de la Inmaculada .I visited the most important cathedrals of Spain in the past ,but I had no idea about the Unknown...More
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
Date of experience: May 2018
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CatedralPalencia, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Catedral de Palencia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 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
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
Date of experience: April 2018
CatedralPalencia, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Catedral de Palencia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 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
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.
Date of experience: April 2018
CatedralPalencia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Catedral de Palencia, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018
Thank you for your words and your wait! We are glad for your reward feelings when you got in the cathedral. Greetings!
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
Date of experience: October 2017
CatedralPalencia, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Catedral de Palencia, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017
Thank you so much for your long appreciation. As we usually say "we are putting Palencia on the map!" Kind regards!
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
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.