To the north of Castilla y León and on the banks of the Carrión River stands the quiet and beautiful city of Palencia. If you have decided to visit this part of Spain, you will like to know that this town contains a bourgeois past that has left its mark on its impressive historic center full of churches, palaces, bridges and stately homes.
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This town stands out for its important heritage and the grandeur of its natural surroundings. It will be easy to find outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, climbing or canyoning, among many others.
You can combine your stay with active sports and a more cultural tourism. Enter the Visigothic era visiting the cathedral, called "The beautiful unknown" for receiving very few tourist visits. However, although its exterior is austere, inside it has many charms from the Middle Ages, such as a striking Visigothic crypt, seven chapels, magnificent windows and old altarpieces.
Then take a walk around the Calle Mayor, surrounded by shops and notable buildings such as the Archaeological Museum or the church of San Miguel, where the legendary wedding of El Cid Campeador and Doña Jimena took place.
The Plaza Mayor, where the Town Hall resides, corresponds to the typical Castilian model that is characterized by a rectangular shape and it is surrounded by large arcades. This area is the nerve center of the city and is full of memories of the past, such as the church of San Francisco, which houses a chapel covered with skulls, the church of San Lazaro, the Convent of San Pablo or the main theater. In addition, you will see many restaurants and places of leisure where to stop for a delicious coffee and a typical tapa of the region.
Another symbol of the city is the hill on which the Cristo del Otero rises. It is one of the tallest sculptures in the world, which monitors and protects the city. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the adjacent hermitage, where you can enjoy one of the most spectacular views of Palencia thanks to its viewpoint.
If you are visiting Palencia during the summer, we definitely recommend you book with Sercotel any of our hotels in Palencia with swimming pool and refresh yourself from a long day exploring the city. Also, the majority of our hotels are in a privileged location, so do not think twice and start planning your next holiday with Sercotel Hotels.
Palencia is one of the most sustainable locations in Spain: it has numerous gardens and parks both inside and outside the city. We advise you to walk through the Parque de las Dos Aguas, which contains a huge lake, trails, a viewpoint and a cafeteria. Another option is to take a route through the most legendary viaducts, such as the Main Bridge, from the 16th century, or the oldest bridge, Puentecillas.
And for lovers of good food, in this province you will taste delicious dishes such as roast suckling lamb, garlic soups, Castilian soup, cheese made from raw churra sheep milk (there are 17 dairies in the city), crayfish or trout. And to accompany, there is no better choice than the wines of Arlanza or an aromatic Cigales.
Do not miss the opportunity to visit this peculiar village that has much to offer to lovers of legends and good manners. Book now your stay in a hotel near Palencia, Spain, and start to store unforgettable memories.