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Catedral de San Antolin, Palencia
(4.6/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
Catedral de San Antolin was built between 1321 and 1504 on top of a 7th-century Visigothic crypt, which was alleged to hold the remains of San Antolin. As you approach the cathedral, you will notice that the exterior of the Gothic building is quite austere. However, once you enter, you will be met with splendid ornamentation and more than 20 chapels of great artistic and historical interest. The cathedral is one of the largest in Europe and houses a museum filled with important works of art. Look for the retablo of 12 panels by Juan de Flanders, a court painter to Queen Isabella I. Make Catedral de San Antolin part of your personalized Palencia itinerary using our Palencia vacation builder.
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Reviews
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  • The name says it all... need to know it in this life. And in the surrounding wide variety of shops and bars...
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  • Seen from outside, the building is formidable, but its interior is surprising. The choir, chapels, the stained glass windows. Worth seeing.
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  • The name going to or ring finger. From outside it seems a parish church, that you suddenly topas. One of those that have less fame and why call it the unknown. He is the buy, but paid it gladly. Enter by the door and stay amazed really. Very neat and preserved. The chapels, altarpieces and pieces; very interesting. It had included guided tour with a priest greater than which I did not do much case, because I preferred to just wander and discover it. The excellently preserved crypt. At the end of the visit, I joined the guided group, and the priest opened the gate to access the Chapter House. Me amused photographing an image of Santa Ana very curious, but what was my surprise, that turning me, I came across a San Sebastián "El Greco" extraordinary! In addition, some pieces of silverware and textiles very good. Essential visit to this impressive cathedral Temple, which now already is for me "bella known".
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  • As he said it long ago, "The beautiful unknown"... today KNOWN is really magical to stroll and see the amount of works that we found both outside and inside the Cathedral, altarpieces and fabulous carvings, stained glass and simply beautiful lights, include access to the bottom of the crypt of san Antolín, remains of a mid-7TH century Visigothic building built with and on Roman remains. Wonderful
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  • The beautiful unknown. Something is. Many Palentinos do not know. If we come to visit be sure to go. You will not regret.
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  • It is one of the largest cathedrals of Spain and has some very original gothic chapels. Since its restoration for the exhibition of the ages of man, the walls of the Cathedral which are limestone are very cleared and make a beautiful effect.
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  • I was surprised the truth that very nice. It is worth to see it. It costs €5.
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  • The guided tour is recommended. In my case we led a Mexican nun nice and with great knowledge of their work.
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