10 Things to Do in Palencia That You Shouldn't Miss

October 7, 2017 Natalie Tallman

Palencia (Spanish pronunciation: [paˈlenθja]) is a city south of Tierra de Campos, in north-northwest Spain, the capital of the province of Palencia in the autonomous community of Castile and León. The municipality had a population of 81,522 in 2011.
Restaurants in Palencia

Plaza de Inmaculada Concepcion s/n, 34005 Palencia, Spain +34 634 87 42 59
Excellent
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4.5 based on 699 reviews

Catedral de Palencia

Discover "The Beautiful Stranger", as has been popularly known the Cathedral of San Antolín of Palencia since always. Centuries of history, pieces of art, stories, legends, famous characters... all this and more is what the visitor finds out on its visit to this huge Cathedral that never ceases to let people indifferent and that always amazes to the ones that penetrates inside. Within the Project "The Beautiful Recognized" this sacred temple begins its journey as a center of worship and tourism, aiming the dissemination of this flagship of Palencia´s heritage.

Reviewed By Dutchmm - Piemonte

This building has nearly the whole history of Gothic architecture in its fabric. One excepts the earliest Northern French, but everything else is here, even the transition towards the Italian renaissance, and the beginning of the baroque.

2. Cristo del Otero

Ermita Cristo del Otero Ermita Cristo del Otero, Palencia, Spain +34 979 71 81 34
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4.5 based on 333 reviews

Cristo del Otero

Reviewed By aamm_8 - Portugal

Very interesting place to visit, although it is difficult to get there because there is no indication in the city.

3. Iglesia de San Miguel

Plaza San Miguel, 34005 Palencia, Spain
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4.5 based on 68 reviews

Iglesia de San Miguel

Reviewed By Jos8Toledo - Toledo, Spain

Una de las más antiguas de la ciudad y una de las más importantes de la ciudad de Palencia es la iglesia de San Miguel por un lado por su historia y por otro lado por su ubicación en el casco antiguo de la ciudad.

4. La cueva de los franceses

Revilla de Pomar, 34813 Palencia, Spain +34 659 94 99 98
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4.5 based on 131 reviews

La cueva de los franceses

Reviewed By evaTO123 - Toronto, Ontario

Once you are guided down the stairs by the guide, you will be shocked to see just how large this cavern is! It's amazing to see the many beautiful formations created because of a simple drip of water (for many years of course!). Absolutely beautiful, and well laid out with proper paths and stairs. Take a coat because it is damp and chilly in the cavern and be sure to wear comfortable shoes with non-slip soles.

5. Iglesia de Santa Eulalia

Plaza Espana 1 | Paredes De Nava, 34002 Palencia, Spain +34 979 83 04 69
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4.5 based on 50 reviews

Iglesia de Santa Eulalia

Reviewed By JIDC2013 - Madrid, España

Fantastic church, full of marvelous art pieces that I recommend to visit. The lady in charge of explaining the exhibition is extremely good!

6. Monasterio de San Andres de Arroyo

Calle Real, s/n, 34486 Palencia, Spain +34 979 14 20 03
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Monasterio de San Andres de Arroyo

Reviewed By David_MToronto - Toronto

In the middle of corn fields, far form even a small village this monastery, build in the XII century has one of the most charming gothic cloisters have seen anywhere in the world. An elderly nun guide, the total absence of tourists, the silence broken only by bird song, meld with the unpretentious extreme beauty of the architecture and unadorned sculpture to bring forth inner peace. They also offer room and board, which I have not tried

7. Palacio de la Diputacion de Palencia

Calle Burgos N 1, 34001 Palencia, Spain +34 979 71 51 00
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4.5 based on 37 reviews

Palacio de la Diputacion de Palencia

Reviewed By RAA1972 - Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

We visited the Palacio de la Diputacion twice in the same day, firstly during the day to take in the architecture and later in the evening to attend one of the summer Concerts being hosted there.
The architecture of the place is very interesting, lots of natural light to illuminate the ceiling mural and the corner art as well as the marble staircase. If you like architecture you'll enjoy taking a look around here.
The evening concert was something a little different, the inner courtyard being used for an all-seat show with an audience of a couple of hundred people, intimate and cozy without being cramped.
The building looks even more impressive when lit up at night too!

8. Plaza Mayor de Palencia

34001 Palencia, Spain
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4 based on 62 reviews

Plaza Mayor de Palencia

Reviewed By siluriandevon - Ayamonte, Spain

Pleasant afternoon checking the town as I was on a tight schedule could not take it all in but will on my next visit

9. Ruta De Los Pantanos

Palencia, Spain
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

Ruta De Los Pantanos

Reviewed By Torquemada7387 - Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

I travelled along this route around 30 years ago, and I enjoyed now more than then. The Dams, the Mountains, the Forests around. Most recommend.

10. Monasterio de Santa Clara

Calle Burgos 8, 34001 Palencia, Spain +34 979 70 00 43
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4 based on 43 reviews

Monasterio de Santa Clara

Reviewed By suraya_meri - Palencia, Spain

Some friends came to visit, so we did the guiding tour, was great. very well preserved and they really take care of the small details.

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