In the Plaza Isabel la Católica is the Jesuit-style Nuestra Señora de la Calle Church, which is why it is also called “La Compañía”, where the Patron Saint of Palencia is venerated, popularly known as “La Morenilla ".
From here, taking General Amor street, you will reach the Gothic Church of San Miguel, located in the old Jewish quarter, belonging to the 12th and 13th centuries, where its beautiful tower is remarkable, and where the Palentines proudly say El Cid married Doña Jimena. In this church they represent the baptism of Jesus Child every first day of each year, and this has become a festivity of National Tourist Interest.
Leaving through the main door you will meet the Carrión river bank, from where you can get one of the best panoramic views of the church. On the right bank, with access through the bridge, is the Parque de la Isla or Isla dos Aguas, bordered by the natural channel of the river and the fawn, which once supplied water to the fulling mills of the famous blanket factory.
At the end of Avenida Castilla, popularized as the river bank, you reach another one of the bridges over the Carrión river, the Abilio Calderón Bridge, better known as the Puente de Hierro, which recalls the bourgeois boom of the early twentieth century. On the left, and parallel to the old Calle Mayor, you will meet again the Calle Mayor Principal, artery of the city, with its typical bustle of a shopping center, and which Juan Antonio Bardem already wanted to reflect in his 1956 film Calle Mayor, whose filming started here. If you keep walking, you will reach the Plaza Mayor, where the Town Hall is located, a neoclassical building from the late 19th century.
Crossing the arcades of this Plaza, is the Mercado de Abastos, built in 1898 to house the one that was formerly held in the Plaza Mayor, and where you can find all the variety of gastronomic products that Palencia offers from blood sausage, lamb, trout... even seasonal products such as snails or peas. You can finish your shopping with a good loaf of bread, stick donuts or flakes.
If you have come to Palencia, you cannot miss the Museo de Palencia, located in the Casa del Cordón, a 16th century building, where you can admire an impressive collection of archaeological pieces from Prehistory to the Middle Ages.
Do not forget to take advantage of your stay to stroll through the countless parks in the city, which make Palencia one of the first with green areas in Spain per inhabitant.
I suggest that you go to the Huerta de Guadián, whose name, for those who do not know, does not refer to the Guardián de la Huerta, but to the family name of the owners of the land until it was sold to the municipality in the mid-19th century. It is a true tree nursery, among which the Romanesque Church of San Juan Bautista stands out, with a single nave, relocated and rebuilt stone by stone from the town of Villanueva del Río, flooded by the waters of the Aguilar reservoir. Its inside houses a Romanesque Information Point, a real shuttle to discover the Romanesque of the province of Palencia.
Very close you will find the Paseo del Salón de Isabel II, a romantic park in the city, located in the old grounds of a Carmelite convent, where you will find a lot of flora and beautiful walks.