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Palencia Cathedral, Palencia

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Palencia Cathedral 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 Palencia Cathedral part of your personalized Palencia itinerary using our Palencia vacation builder.
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  • So this is how they call it but is becoming better known. Beginning of Visigothic and Romanesque, time in its crypt, with Gothic finish.
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  • Beautiful Cathedral is spectacular. To go see it, it is better to go with time because it is a cathedral that has lots of detail and rooms. To my what I liked particularly was the crypt of San Antolín.
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  • We are in Palencia moving day. It is of those cities that do not have a big name, but yes it hides great things. One of them is the Cathedral. In addition to having seen several steps of Holy week inside, we had a calm and quiet, visit that is appreciated on a website as well. The Cathedral is beautiful, with a very beautiful stained glass and a spectacular choir. The price, €5 whether you go with a guide as without it. We have gone for free and we love it.
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