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In this section you will find our favorite plans to know Frómista and our province. Do not hesitate to contact us and we will help you organize an unforgettable getaway.

We hope you find it helpful, thank you for your interest!

 

 

Top 10 Frómista

 

This is our first selection, 10 great moments, those that are most repeated and enjoyed by all our customers.

Don't miss them, these are the ones!

1. St. Maarten

Visit San Martin, the reference church of the Romanesque style.

2. Canal de Castilla

Discover the Canal de Castilla, a work of the eighteenth century. You can take a tour or go along it by boat.

3. Gastronomy of Palencia

Taste the gastronomy of Palencia: roast lamb, stew, cheeses and much more.

4. Relaxing massage

Take time for yourself with a relaxing and comforting reflexology massage.

5. Neighborhoods of wineries and dovecotes

Get close to the winery districts and the dovecotes, part of our history.

6. Doña Mayor

Enjoy the calm of Doña Mayor: watch the sunset and listen to the birds.

7. Frómista

Stroll through Frómista: discover its history in the Vestigia and sacred art museums.

8. Handcrafted products

Visit Cesar, the cheese maker, the Pichite butcher and Salazar, our most traditional bakery.

9. Stargazing

Observe the stars and feel part of the universe.

10. Cyclotourism

Rent one of our bikes and pedal along the Canal.

There is much more

 

But since you are the one who decides, here are some other proposals so that you can organize your tailor-made getaway in our province.

The Canal de Castilla

A watercourse that has crossed our province since the 18th century.

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Romanesque Routes

Explore Palencia's Romanesque from Frómista

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The Road to Santiago

The largest pilgrimage route since the Middle Ages

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Wine tourism

Traditional cellars excavated more than 500 years ago and two appellations of origin

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Other essential visits

Roman Villas, nature, stars and more

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Keep discovering Palencia in our blog

 

Finally, in our blog we have been publishing other proposals that may interest you, related to cultural excursions, nature, plans with children, etc. Keep reading!

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