Top 10 Things to do in Province of Palencia, Spain

December 21, 2017 Myesha Cogley

Palencia is a province of northern Spain, in the northern part of the autonomous community of Castile and León in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. It is bordered by the provinces of León, Cantabria, Burgos, and Valladolid.
Restaurants in Province of Palencia

1. San Pedro Cultural

Corro San Pedro, 34310 Becerril de Campos, Spain +34 979 83 34 31
Excellent
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5 based on 189 reviews

San Pedro Cultural

2. Villa Romana La Olmeda

Carretera CL 615, Km. 55, 34116 Pedrosa de la Vega, Spain +34 979 11 99 97
Excellent
79%
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5 based on 264 reviews

Villa Romana La Olmeda

Archaeological site owned by Diputación de Palencia. Roman period. 4th century aD. Asset of Cultural Interest.

Reviewed By Sandra L - Warwick, Australia

Although a 25km detour from the Burgos-Leon motorway, this is one exhibit we are relieved we didn't miss.
Undercover so great as it was raining heavily, the Reception staff spoke English and had a pamphlet in English. They turned the audiovisual presentation in the theatre at the end to English as well.
Map- excellent, Notes-excellent, and the exhibit!!!! THE FINEST WE HAVE SEEN IN Spain, Portugal OR Morocco. The mosaics alone are worth the visit and the 5€ entrance fee, 3€ for OAPs just so reasonable. There is a cafe and a small gift stand.
Well worth a 2 hour visit.

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.

4. Iglesia de San Martin de Fromista

Plaza San Martin, 34440 Fromista, Spain +34 672 14 69 94
Excellent
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4.5 based on 274 reviews

Iglesia de San Martin de Fromista

Reviewed By EC13091 - Ellicott City, Maryland

This is a lovely, ancient church in the small town of Fromista. It is the finest example of Romanesque in Castille, and dates from 1066. The capitals of the columns are beautifully crafted. They form a narrative of biblical stories. We enjoyed this church forits small, intimate size, and knowing that people have prayed and attended Mass here for nearly 1000 years.

5. Monasterio de Santa Maria la Real

Avenida Cervera 7, 34800 Aguilar de Campoo, Spain +34 616 99 46 51
Excellent
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4.5 based on 120 reviews

Monasterio de Santa Maria la Real

Reviewed By 491Keith - Bilbao, Spain

Interesting visit at 3 euros per person. The monastery had been abandoned and reconstruction of the entire edifice including new roofing has brought back to life this interesting site. One or two sections are closed off as the area is also used for a local school and open university studies. There is a lovely tree-lined walk from Aguilar town to the monastery. One should not miss visiting the Puisuegra river walks and the dam (2 km from town). The view from the dam is fascinating especially with the backdrop of the snow-capped Mountains reflected in the water. We were later told the bears have been seen in the forestry area.

6. Cristo del Otero

Ermita Cristo del Otero Ermita Cristo del Otero, Palencia, Spain +34 979 71 81 34
Excellent
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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.

7. Centro de Interpretacion de la Mineria

Calle la cerrada s/n, 34820 Barruelo de Santullan, Spain +34 979 60 72 94
Excellent
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Centro de Interpretacion de la Mineria

Reviewed By wendynoa - Punta Umbria, Spain

Viajamos con unos amigos y nuestros pequeños. Lo han disfrutado muchísimo. La visita guiada dentro de la mina muy amena y te anima a querer saber más.
Totalmente recomendable para cualquier edad.

8. Iglesia de San Miguel

Plaza San Miguel, 34005 Palencia, Spain
Excellent
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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.

9. Canal de Castilla

Fromista, Spain
Excellent
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4.5 based on 95 reviews

Canal de Castilla

Reviewed By Peter C - Dunsborough, Australia

I didn't know much about the Canal de Castilla until I sort of stumbled upon it whilst walking the Camino. It's quite an engineering marvel bringing water for irrigation to that region of Spain, but on top of that the walk alongside the canal is pretty and peaceful, and then as you approach Fromista the series of locks which enable the water to drop to a lower level are really quite a sight to see.
If you are not walking the Camino, and are visiting Fromista for other reasons, do yourself a favour and walk out of town a bit and have a look at the Canal.

10. La cueva de los franceses

Revilla de Pomar, 34813 Palencia, Spain +34 659 94 99 98
Excellent
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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.

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