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Catedral de San Antolin, Palencia
(4.6/5 based on 460+ 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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  • We went to the Cathedral and we had a tour guide where explained us all the origins being step forced on the visit to palencia
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  • The Cathedral is bigger than what I imagined, and I really liked. I had a guide who explained the history and was even more interesting for me.
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  • A little-known gem that really sorpendrera. Amaze your age your size and State of coversacion.
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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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