Me gusta Valencia, the Cathedral


When in Valencia, I will recommend a visit to the Valencia Cathedral, bearing this impressive name in Spanish: Iglesia Catedral-Basílica Metropolitana de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora de Valencia (English: The Metropolitan Cathedral–Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady of Valencia). If you relish historical works of art, this is your spot!

The cathedral is a Roman Catholic parish church, consecrated in 1238. It was built over the site of the former Visigothic cathedral, which under the Moors had been turned into a mosque. The predominant style is Valencian Gothic. The cathedral contains numerous 15th century paintings, and the Santo Càliz de Valencia (English: Holy Chalice of the Cathedral of Valencia). This chalice is recognized by the Vatican as a historic relic, although not as the actual chalice used at the last supper.

Graceful

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8 comments on “Me gusta Valencia, the Cathedral

  1. Terrific photos. I’ve been in some gorgeous cathedrals in England, France, and Germany. I’m always amazed at the intricate workmanship, the beauty, the incredible size.I think about the long years and thousands of laborers. And I’m especially thankful that Jesus Christ is no longer on that cross.

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