Attractions

Top Choice Church in Around Palencia

Iglesia de San Martín

Dating from 1066 and restored in the early 20th century, this beautifully proportioned church is one of the loveliest Romanesque churches in rural Spain, adorned with a veritable menagerie of human and zoomorphic fi…
Top Choice Church in Around Palencia

Iglesia de Santa María La Blanca

This extraordinary fortress-church, an important landmark along the Camino de Santiago, rises up from the Castilian plains between Frómista and Carrión de los Condes along the quiet P980. Begun in the 12th century a…
Church in Around Palencia

Basílica de San Juan

In Baños de Cerrato, close to the singularly unattractive rail junction of Venta de Baños, lies Spain’s oldest church, the 7th-century Basílica de San Juan. Built by the Visigoths in 661 and modified many times sinc…
Ruins in Around Palencia

Villa Romana La Tejada

One of a number of Roman villas uncovered in the quiet plains northwest of Palencia, La Tejada has some low-lying ruins and a series of attractive floor mosaics that once adorned the villa.