Valencia Cathedral

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Plaza de la Reina, Valencia, Spain

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Maurizioago Maurizio…
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The cathedral. Feb 20, 2017
The cathedral was built mainly between the XIII and the XV centuries, but its construction went on for many centuries. It was built on the site of a mosque. This was previously a Visigoth cathedral and at the very beginning a Roman temple. This large church has three doors; one Romanesque, another Gothic and another one Baroque.

One of the highlight of the cathedral is the Holy Grail. This is said to be the chalice used during the last supper by Jesus Christ.

The cathedral is joined by a bridge with another church; the iglesia de los Desamparados. It is a circular church that houses the statue of one of the two patron saints of Valencia. The other is S. Vincente.

El Miguelete or Micalet is the octagonal bell tower of the cathedral. It was built between the 14th and the 15th centuries in Gothic style.

They say you can enjoy a beautiful landscape over the city when you get to its top.
The bell tower.
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davidx davidx
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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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