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

  • Monday to saturday: 10:00 – 14.00 and 16:00 – 19.00. Guided tours:Consultar directamente. Semana Santa ver en observaciones.
  • Sundays and holidays: 10.00 – 13.00
  • Closed in the afternoon: sunday


  • General: 6 €
  • Reduced: 5 €
  • Groups: 5 €
(Free: children under 12, people with disabilities and Tuesday afternoon)

Remarks: Christmas: December 24 and 31: 10.00-13.00. Jan 5: 10.00-14.00. Dec 25, Jan 1 and 6. closed. Easter week: March 26 (Holy Tuesday): closed in the morning. March 28 (Holy Thursday) and March 29 (Good Friday): closed in the afternoon. March 31 (Easter Sunday): 10:00-13:00 and 16:00-20:00. Inquire directly about the possibility of visits to the triforium from March 27 to 30. -Price for guided tours: general ?10, reduced ?9, people with disabilities ?3. Masses.- Daily: Monday to Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

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