Climate in Palencia
The region of Palencia has a Continental Medierranean climate with very cool winters due to it's altitude. The winters can include very cold winds, snow and temperatures well below zero. The Carrion River is the cause of many thick fogs in Palencia. In the summer, the climate is mild and warm but nights tend to be much cooler than average. Most rain falls in Autumn and Spring and although not over heavy, it can be frequent.
Food and eating in Palencia
Palencia's cuisine is very pleasant and homely. It offers roast meats and uses a variety of ingredients gathered from the fertile lands that surround the capital. Palencia's food is succulent and rich and is designed to provide the necessary energy endure the harsh winters. There are numerous hot dishes such as garlic soups and the classic Castilian soup, made with hogaza bread, olive oil, garlic and paprika, and then garnished with some cured ham and poached eggs.
The best wines in Palencia are under the Designation of Origin Cigales. Palencia also has great liqueurs, which are particularly good after a heavy meal. These include liqueurs made with sloe, walnut, blackberry and morello cherry.