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Catedral de San Antolin

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Address: Plaza de San Antolin, Palencia, Spain
Phone Number: +34 979 70 13 47
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The story of Gothic in a single cathedral

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2016
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Piemonte
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

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.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I can strongly recommend you to visit this beautiful Cathedral. Every corner and every part offers you something amazing to see. If you are lover of Gothic art then this is the right place to see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

great guided visit to a not so well known cathedral, highly recommendable if you are spending a day in Palencia

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Warsaw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

An example of an old, splendid gothic cathedral. Just one as you may find only in Spain. You need to pay an entry fee but do not hesitate - it deserves the expense!

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Haifa, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Don't miss the El Greco in the adjacent crypt, a long with impressive tapestries and other lovely artworks

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Bowral, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

A quiet and peaceful cathedral without the normal crowds and with enough to see to keep us interested for an hour or so. The carved limestone screen behind the choir was particularly beautiful. The only negative was that nothing was written in English, nor were any English speaking tours offered.

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Cologne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

We didn’t have to discover “the undiscovered beauty” as the cathedral is well-known in Spain, so we had placed it on our must-see list before arriving in Palencia. We first circled the cathedral with its multiple entrances and tried to figure out where the main entrance was. Since a mass was going on when we came in, we postponed our... More 

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Duras, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

Spectacular building with some lovely features. The huge wooden doors were very impressive, made an impact as they were quite plain. The rest of the cathedral is very ornate in true Romanesque fashion, which I found detracted from the fabulous building. One of the most interesting features is the crypt which I thought was stunning, perhaps because in contrast it... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

The cathedral is beautiful well worth the entry fee of Euros2.00 per person. My wife and I also had the pleasure of a private tour with a retired priest of the diocese who happened to be there at the time we entered - a charming man. However, you should be warned if you are British and the lady at the... More 

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Tromsø
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012 via mobile

This cathedral is impressive both in size, in architectural value and the state of conservation. And yet I was alone in the cathedral for a while, one could only hear the squeeks of my sandals in the enormous space. 2 Euros is the admission fee, that also includes the crypta with Visitgoth ornaments and the impressive cloisters. The cathedral is... More 

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