The building combines various styles - Renaissance, and Gothic, among others - and contains numerous important paintings and sculptures. The underground crypt houses the relics of San Antolín, which lie beneath two previous structures, one Visigoth and the other Romanesque.

This pompous edifice is commonly known as The Bella Desconocida (The Beautiful Unknown One). Tradition has it that it as the king of Wamba who brought the relics of the French martyr Antolín to Palencia and, should this be true, it would explain some of the peculiar characteristics of the architecture, since the building must have formed part of an old martyrium similar to the ones found in Asturias or in old Christian art.

Datos Históricos

Arquitectura Religiosa
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Periodo Histórico:
Edad Media, Edad Moderna


Plaza de la Inmaculada, s/n. Palencia. 34001 Palencia.

Teléfono: 979 701 347

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Ayuntamiento of Palencia


Municipality of Palencia. Palencia.

Teléfono: 979 718 100


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Tourist Office Regional of Palencia


C/ Mayor, 31. Palencia. 34001 Palencia.

Telephone: 979 706 523

Fax: 979 706 525


Opening hours

  • From April, 5 to December, 31:
    • Monday to saturday: 10:00 – 14.00 and 16:00 – 19.30. Guided tours:viernes 12.30, sábados 12.30 y 17.00. 3 euros/persona. Mínimo 6 personas
    • Sundays and holidays: 10.00 – 13.00 and 16:00 – 20.00. Guided tours:Domingos 17.00. 3 euros/ persona


  • General: 5 €
  • Reduced: 4 €
(Free entry on Tuesday afternoons)

Remarks: LIMITED CAPACITY. DURING THE LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS, NO TOURIST VISITS WILL BE MADE IN THE CATHEDRAL. MASSES: CHRISTMAS: Closed on December 25. and 1 and 6 Jan. On December 16, 24, 31. in the afternoon it will close at 5.30 pm. Jan 5 closed in the afternoon. Thematic and clerestory visit: suspended. No audio guides. Reduced tickets for: Groups +15 people, students, retirees, and the unemployed. Free for the disabled. Cathedral card: 10? year. * In EASTER WEEK the schedules may be altered: consult directly

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