27 July 2022

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Renaissance Route in Palencia

From our Eco-Hotel we invite you to discover Palencia with different eyes and travel through history with this impressive route of the Renaissance, are you coming with us?


 Itinerary Renaissance Route 


In the morning a very complete trip awaits us, as we will travel through Ribas de Campos, Villaumbrales and Becerril de Campos.


Driving along the N-611 and taking the detour to the C-984 we arrive at our first destination, Ribas de Campos.


10:00. Ribas de Campos


In this Palencia municipality in the region of Tierra de Campos is one of the most important routes of the province, the Canal de Castilla. In fact, in Ribas de Campos we can find three consecutive locks which were rehabilitated in order to show how was the transition of the barcades by these slopes of the canal.


11.00. Villaumbrales. Reservation 979 833 114


We continue our journey through P-990 and P-9533 that take us directly to the town of Villaumbrales, a municipality where we can visit La Casa del Rey, current location of the Canal de Castilla Museum.


In ancient times this building was used to build and repair the barges that sailed the Canal, as it was used as a shipyard. This limestone construction has been rehabilitated over time and its appearance has improved considerably.


After this new stop, we continue our route of the Renaissance driving about 4km more, along the C-613 road which presents us with our next destination: Becerril de Campos.


12.00h. Becerril de Campos. B.I.C. and Historic Site.


One of the most important monuments of Becerril de Campos is the Church of Santa Eugenia, a monument considered of Cultural Interest and dating from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Mainly of Renaissance style, in its interior we can also observe different Baroque styles.


As for its layout, the Church of Santa Eugenia is divided into a hall plan with three naves, at the head is the main chapel with two other square side chapels and where groin vaults rise, transept on pendentives.


On the other hand, the interior decoration stands out for its vaulted space decorated with moldings and baroque plasterwork of the seventeenth century. These moldings create geometric shapes and the white, cream and blue colors that contrast with each other stand out. The major altarpieces of the interior are of baroque style.


Our last visit here in Becerril de Campos is San Pedro Cultural, a church that belongs to the XII century and that lived a period of decadence at the beginning of the XVIII century. Later, due to the collapse of one of its towers for reasons of proximity to the adjoining houses, it caused the loss of general stability of the building and its subsequent total collapse.


It was not until the beginning of the 21st century, to be more precise in 2010, when the reconstruction projects began. The goal was to rebuild it as a stellar monument under the motto "San Pedro, open sky". Today, it hosts many cultural events and events and is known as "San Pedro Cultural".


14.30. Lunch


In the afternoon we will visit two other essential municipalities on this Renaissance route, Paredes de Nava and Fuentes de Nava.


16.30. Visit Paredes de Nava


As soon as we arrive at this municipality in Palencia, the Church of San Martín awaits us, a construction from the 15th century, which was later renovated in the 17th century. It currently houses the Tierra de Campos Interpretation Center and the Paredes de Nava Tourist Office.


Our next monument is the Church of Santa Eulalia, a monument that stands out for its original tower and is also considered a cathedral church. This mainly Gothic style church, although it also has remnants of the Romanesque and Renaissance style, hides inside the Parish Museum, with more than 300 works of art by some of the most important artists of Castilian painting and sculpture of the Golden Century. The main work belongs to the author Pedro Berruguete.


17.30h. Visit Fuentes de Nava


Our last stop on this Romanesque Route is the municipality of Fuentes de Nava and its two most important churches: Church of San Pedro and the Church of Santa Maria.


The Church of San Pedro and its monumental tower can be seen as soon as you enter the town, largely due to its height of 65 meters, and is considered the "Star of Campos". Inside the church stands the main altarpiece of the sixteenth century Renaissance style with carvings by Juan de Valmaseda and paintings by Juan de Villoldo.


Our last visit is the Church of Santa Maria, National Monument since 1978, and whose architecture is worthy of admiration. On its facade we find a beautiful stone porch that frames the Gothic door, representative of the period of the Catholic Monarchs, and today retains the pilgrim shells. Already inside the church, we can observe the beautiful Mudejar coffered ceiling of the sixteenth century.


Where to sleep in Palencia


If you are thinking about where to stay in Palencia because you have in mind the Renaissance route, then our Eco-Hotel Doña Mayor is what you need.


Our beautiful hotel is located in Frómista, in the heart of the Camino de Santiago and the province. From here you can start your Renaissance route, as well as many others that dot our territory.


After your tour, you can relax in our comfortable garden, take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool or enjoy the comfortable rooms. Here you will get to know the real rural tourism!


We are waiting for you!