17 Nov How good it feels a getaway to Palencia!
Green areas to disconnect, delicious cuisine to taste, an excellent heritage to discover, good atmosphere on the street, and fun nights. These are some of the inducements to opt for Palencia in your next getaway, for example, on December Holidays.
We begin the visit to the city crossing the Carrión River by Mayor Bridge to reach the former dock of the Canal de Castilla. In one of the ships is the Water Museum, with all the information and historical use of a resource as precious as this one. Precisely Palencia has a varied range of museums, in addition to this Water Museum, there is Archaeological Museum, located in the Casa del Cordón, Cathedral Museum, Diocesan Museum, Interpretation Center of Victorio Macho, at the foot of the Cristo del Otero, and Díaz-Caneja Foundation.
Another one of the obligatory stops in your visit to the city is the Cathedral, nicknamed also “The unknown beauty”. You should also know the convents of San Pablo, Santa Marina and Santa Piedad as well as the churches of San Miguel, Las Claras, San Lázaro, San Juan Bautista and Nuestra Señora de la Calle. Of the civil buildings, Diputación, Mercado de Abastos, bridges over the Carrión River and the Plaza Mayor stand out.
It´s essential in this getaway a relaxed stroll along the Calle Mayor, surrounded by beautiful buildings, is one of the busiest. In it you will pulsate the good atmosphere of this city and the character of its inhabitants, you can also visit another of the essentials in Palencia: Casa Junco.
It is also highly recommended to climb the hill of Christ and observe the city from above. El Cristo del Otero will welcome us with its 20 meters high and we will have impressive views from there, as well as the panoramic view of the city and surroundings is incredibly beautiful from Monte el Viejo.
If you like to go out at night, you will find all kinds of bars, pubs and discos with very different styles and environments for all tastes and all audiences.