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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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  • Until you do not get to square you not imagine what can host this same. Drawbacks: I understand that we should keep it, but perhaps it is overpriced
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  • You can say of a cathedral in fact call the unknown Bella! Important to visit the cave of San Antolin, a review by each of the altars, see the Cathedral Museum, his paintings, altar, even the sacristy,... in short a discovery inside and out
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  • Dedicated to San Antolín, its origins date back to the 6th century, date on which this dated the crypt of the Holy. A majestic work in Castilian lands
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