The Cathedral of Palencia

In Castilla y León you have many very beautiful places to visit. In this case, I will recommend Palencia , and more specifically, the Cathedral of Palencia , a very special place that you can discover and that is called Catedral de San Antolín. Gothic in style, it also has some baroque, neoclassical and renaissance touches. It was the first monument to be declared a National Monument in Palencia. Despite being one of the least known in the country, its measurements make it one of the largest cathedrals in Spain .

The scarcity of its main façade does not reflect the grandeur of its interior, which has more than twenty chapels of great artistic and historical interest. It took more than fourteen centuries to build it, but the work has undoubtedly been worth it. Five doors are distributed in the three facades, all of them with the great sobriety and nakedness that characterize this Cathedral.

On the south side between two doors is La Torre , with a military appearance, while the Cloister goes completely unnoticed by a completely smooth wall that only has an outer door, the western facade has a small chapel next to it that protrudes from the building and the The upper part is closed by a front whose center has a small rose window.

In this cathedral of Palencia there is something reminiscent of that of León, such as its head, which turns out to be the oldest part and which is in the French Gothic style. The play of light and volume provided by the stained glass windows, in poor condition, enrich the decoration of the moldings. On the outside it can leave you a bit dry because it is nothing spectacular, but the interior makes up for it, so visit the Cathedral of Palencia because it will undoubtedly be worth it. If you are also one of those who like architecture, you will be facing a great historical work that is a must if you are going to travel to Palencia.