8 days in Province of Palencia Itinerary

8 days in Province of Palencia Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Leon, Train to Palencia
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Palencia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Aguilar de Campoo
— 3 nights
Drive to Santander Airport, Fly to Barcelona

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Palencia — 4 nights

Palencia is a city south of Tierra de Campos, in north-northwest Spain, the capital of the province of Palencia in the autonomous community of Castile and León. Catedral de Palencia and Iglesia de San Martin de Fromista will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Palencia: Iglesia Catedralicia de San Hipolito el Real (in Tamara de Campos), Villa Romana La Olmeda (in Pedrosa de la Vega) and Carrion de los Condes (Monasterio San Zoilo, Iglesia y Museo de Santiago, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at San Pedro Cultural, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museum Parish Church of Santa Eulalia de Paredes de Nava, pause for some photo ops at Cristo del Otero, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Pedro.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Palencia itinerary planner.

Barcelona to Palencia is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Palencia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Aguilar de Campoo.
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Aguilar de Campoo — 3 nights

Monasterio de Santa Maria la Real and Colegiata de San Miguel will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Aguilar de Campoo: Iglesia de San Salvador de Cantamuda (in San Salvador de Cantamuda), Iglesia de San Juan Bautista (in Moarves de Ojeda) and Iglesia de Santa Eufemia de Cozuelos (in Olmos De Ojeda).

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Aguilar de Campoo tour planner.

Getting from Palencia to Aguilar de Campoo by car takes about an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Aguilar de Campoo can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Province of Palencia travel guide

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Churches · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Palencia is a city south of Tierra de Campos, in north-northwest Spain, the capital of the province of Palencia in the autonomous community of Castile and León. The municipality had a population of 81,522 in 2011.GeographyWelcome to the website of the City Council of Palencia.The city of Palencia, whose City Council I have the pride and honour to preside, is located in the heart of the Autonomous Community of Castile an Leon and is the capital of the province of the same name.With a population of 82100, it lies 235 Km north from Madrid and 47 Km from Valladolid. It is linked to both cities by motorway and high-speed train.Due to its strategic location in the centre of the Spanish northern plateau, next to the Atlantic Railway Corridor and the European Route E-80, it makes the perfect site both for national and international logistics.I like to think that Palencia is a pleasant, environmentally friendly city, with plenty of pedestrian and green areas. Actually, it is the Spanish city with the largest extent of parks and green zones in relation to the total area.We are also one of the Spanish cities which invest more in the promotion of sports (€ 63 per capita over the past year). In 2006, we have been recognised as a Child Friendly City by UNICEF and in 2012 we were awarded the Digital City Google Award. In 2011 we achieved a Sustainable City Award, granted by the Environmental Forum Foundation and we are currently very involved in everything related to smart cities.Palencia can boast of being one of the places where best Castilian Spanish is spoken. For this reason and the others I have mentioned before, I think that we have a great potential to host overseas students who would like to learn Spanish. Thus, we are presently working on a project called Learn Spanish in Palencia.

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