Top ChoiceCathedral in Palencia


The sober exterior of this vast house of worship (one of the largest in Castilla) belies the extraordinary riches within – it's widely known as 'La Bella Desconocida' (Unknown Beauty). The Puerta del Obispo...

Museum in Palencia

Museo Diocesano

Within the 18th-century Palacio Episcopal, this museum showcases art from the Middle Ages through to the Renaissance. Pride of place goes to works by Pedro de Berruguete and an altarpiece starring the Virgin...

Church in Palencia

Iglesia de San Miguel

This church stands out for its tall Gothic tower with a castle-like turret. San Miguel's interior is unadorned and austerely beautiful. According to legend, El Cid, an 11th-century Castilian knight, was betrothed...

Church in Palencia

Iglesia de San Pablo

Across the park from the train station, this church has a Renaissance facade and an enormous plateresque altarpiece in the main chapel.