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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  • August 20, 2017
    It is an impressive building, rather austere outside but sublime when you cross the threshold. You don't expect it. Certainly you can not miss it. You'll be amazed.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Palencia Cathedral has a handicap, has by neighbors of Burgos and Leon, which are two of the most beautiful cathedrals I have ever seen in my life. The of Burgos in its exterior and interior leaves you with your mouth open. Lion's outside is beautiful, inside it is wonderful with its stained glass windows. But I don't think it is fair to compare it and being objective I have to say that it is a very beautiful Cathedral. Both inside and outside is highly recommended to visit it. The Retrochoir, its chapels, the crypt of San Antolín. It deserves to be visited without a doubt. The entrance costs €5 which includes audioguide. Tuesday afternoon is free. If you want audio guide € 2. Please note that from Monday to Saturday at 12,30 p.m. There is a guided tour for the same price, I attended the guided and was interesting. For the same price I like most that explain it to me a guide to the coldness of an audioguide.
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  • August 15, 2017
    With the payment of the entrance includes you an audio guide. Well worth visiting the Cathedral, since it is not only beautiful on the outside, also is spectacular on the inside.
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