Valencia Cathedral

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Plaza de la Reina, Valencia, Spain

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The Cathedral and El Miguelete Mar 10, 2005
The cathedral in Valencia was built between the 13th and 15th centuries in Gothic style. The Miguelete bell-tower was added in 1418 - originally separate but joined with the cathedral when the latter was extended later in the century.

The elaborate baroque awning at the front is early 19th century. I confess that I prefer the view of the Cathedral from the rear!

Inside the Cathedral perhaps the most interesting article is a chalice that purports to be the Holy Grail. Recent Popes have used it for mass but the official Vatican view does not accept its claim to be the Holy Grail on the grounds that it would have been too valuable to have come into the hands of Christ. All that is not my scene at all - but it is interesting. Even if I had any expertise in such matters the distance from the vessel would have prevented me making an assessment.
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