The Castilla Canal is the result of an inspired idea to create a waterway linking the vast cereal fields of Castile with the Cantabrian coast. This longed-for aspiration led its ingenious creators to design the greatest hydraulic engineering feat of all times. Centuries after the completion of this astonishing project, the desire to sail along the Canal is still as strong as ever, albeit now on board modern vessels. One such boat, the Marqués de la Ensenada, sails as far as the sixth lock of this watery thoroughfare. A fabulous experience in Herrera de Pisuerga, where visitors can enjoy sailing along the canal, admiring the stunning views of its banks, its lush coolness of its leafy floral and the sense of vitality exuded by the breathtaking scenery.

The Marqués de la Ensenada boat is 16 metres long and sais at speeds of up to only 6 knots, to avoid disturbing the canal’s habitat. It has a crew of two and can carry up to 30 passengers. The boat is adapted for the disabled.


Herrera de Pisuerga. Palencia.

Telephone: 664 201 415


Opening hours

  • Summer April, 1 – September, 30):
    • Tuesday to sunday: 10.30 – 14.00 and 16.30 – 20.00 (ALWAYS RESERVE APPOINTMENT PREVIOUSLY 664 20 14 15.)
    • Closed: monday


  • General: 5 €
  • Reduced: 3 €
  • Groups: 3 €
(See extraordinary rates for summer 2020 in observations)

Remarks: ALWAYS BOOK APPOINTMENT PREVIOUSLY 664 20 14 15. The Diputacion reserves the right to cancel trips when canal conditions or weather so require. The causes of reduction in the price of admision shall be proved. Closed in january. EXTRAORDINARY RATES 1. Free for the natural residents in Palencia with the presentation of the DNI or for being under 12 years old. From reopening until July 31. 2. All persons who have consumed more than ? 15 in any hotel and restaurant establishment in the province (excluding overnight stays) will also be free of charge, in the previous four days, including that of the visit. In the event that consumption corresponds to more than one person, they will be entitled to one free entry for each ? 15 of consumption. This exemption will remain in force until 15 Sept

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