The Beautiful Unknown One
Cathedral of Palencia
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.
- Arquitectura Religiosa
- Estilos predominantes:
- Periodo Histórico:
- Edad Media, Edad Moderna
Ayuntamiento of Palencia
Municipality of Palencia. Palencia.
Teléfono: 979 718 100
Página Web: http://www.aytopalencia.es
Tourist Office Regional of Palencia
- 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 €
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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