16 Feb Palencia, the Unknown Beauty
Palencia is a cozy and lively city, ideal for a winter break, especially if you do not mind the cold and you like to see pictures of Christmas cards. A city that always manages to surprise those who visit it and with a historical, patrimonial and cultural legacy that is worth knowing.
One of its main hallmarks is its Cathedral, also called Unknown Beauty, an authentic jewel for the amount of works of art it houses and one of the largest in Spain. Also important are the convents of San Pablo, Santa Marina and La Piedad and the churches of San Miguel, San Juan Bautista, San Francisco, Las Claras or Nuestra Señora de la Calle. If we continue talking about civil buildings, the Provincial Council, Mercado de Abastos, the bridges over the Carrión River and the Plaza Mayor deserve a visit.
And, if you like cultural tourism, Palencia has a varied range of museums, such as Archaeological Museum, located in the Casa del Cordón, Cathedral Museum, Diocesan Museum, Interpretation Center of Victorio Macho, at the foot of the Christ del Otero, Water Museum, at Dársena del Canal and the existing one at Díaz-Caneja Foundation.
Another of the key points of the city is its Calle Mayor, with its typical arcades and its beautiful buildings (many of them designed by the architect Jerónimo Arroyo), where much of the commerce and social life is concentrated.
On the other hand, Palencia is one of the cities with the highest proportion of green areas with respect to the number of inhabitants, ideal for sports and outdoor activities or simply to walk and disconnect. Parque del Salón de Isabel II, Isla Dos Aguas Park, El Sotillo, Huertas del Obispo, Los Jardinillos de la Estación, Ribera Sur Park, La Huerta Guadián or La Carcavilla … are some of the natural areas that you will love.
More info: http://www.palenciaturismo.es