• Palencia province
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An exceptional route to discover the early Christian temples in the province of Palencia, which, although few and far between, still conserve a rich historic and artistic heritage.

Underneath Palencia Cathedral visitors can visit the Visigoth crypt of San Antolín, and, after a stroll around the city admiring its principal landmarks, the route continues in other towns such as Baños de Cerrato, where the highlights include the Church of San Juan Bautista or San Juan de Baños, declared a National Monument and one of the oldest Visigoth basilicas in the Iberian Peninsula.

This route also includes the following sites of interest: in Palencia, the Church of Santa Clara, the Church of San Miguel, Palencia Provincial Council House, the Convent Church of San Francisco en El Cordón House; and in Baltanás the Cerrato Castellano Museum.

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  • Church of San MiguelMore information

    Work on this temple began in the early 11th century and was completed in the 12th century. Noteworthy features include the early Romanesque apse and other late Romanesque elements including the pointed...

  • Palace of the Diputacion Provincial de PalenciaMore information

    An early 20th century building in the Modernist style featuring Neo-Classical and Neo-Renaissance elements as well as a clearly Baroque influence. Built in 1914, it is considered to be the masterpiece...

  • Church of Santa ClaraMore information

    Located inside the Convento de Santa Clara. It contains the Cristo de las Aguas, recumbent Christ found in the street.

  • Church convent of San FranciscoMore information

    It has a cloister with pointed arches resting on fine paired columns reinforced by buttresses. Founded by the Franciscan order in the 13th century. It held the General Assembly of the kingdom back in the...

  • Church of San Juan Bautista or de San Juan de BañosMore information

    The basilica is the most important and representative manifestation of Spanish Visigothic art. It dates from 661 and it was founded by Recesvint, using the previous Roman remains.The walls are built with...

  • Castle of the SarmientoMore information

    Its Keep had no rival in breadth and length and probably also in height. Was, in his time with three-story vaulted to what I had to add the finish of the parapet and battlements.With all this, its height...

  • House of the CordonMore information

    It was commissioned by the Sarmientos family at the beginning of the 16th century.The architectural project was carried out by Don Luis Arranz Algueró. Owes its name to the franciscan cordon which decorates...

  • Museum of the Cerrato CastellanoMore information

    It shows the unique personality of the region of the Cerrato Castellano, which includes towns of the provinces of Palencia, Valladolid and Burgos, where there is a variety of models of landscape, history,...

  • Cathedral of PalenciaMore information

    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...

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