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Museum of Church Art (Museo Catedralicio Diocesano de Valencia) description and photos - Spain: Valencia (city). Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Museo Catedralicio Diocesano de Valencia.
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The Museum of Ecclesiastical Art is located within the walls of the Cathedral, located in Almoyna Square in Valencia. This Museum is the oldest museum in the city. Its foundation dates back to 1761. The Museum of Ecclesiastical Art, also called the Cathedral or Diocesan Cathedral of Valencia, contains a large collection of sacred relics, mainly represented by the relics of many saints. One of the main religious shrines of the museum is the relics of the hand of the holy Martyr Vicente, who lived in the 4th century. In the Cathedral there are also the remains of the patriarch and many other bishops, the relics of many saints and martyrs, which are not shown to the public. In addition, papal relics and relics of the royal family, princes and prelates, as well as documents and garments are kept here. The collection of the museum is also represented by wooden images, paintings and silverware on church themes.
The Museum of Church Art is also famous for the works of prominent artists who are located here. These are masterpieces by such authors as Goya, Pagibonsi, Celini, as well as paintings by Vicente Massipa and Joao de Joanes. The paintings of the Valencian school painters of the 15th-17th centuries are also presented in sufficient quantities. The pride of the museum is rightfully Goya's paintings Farewell San Francis Borja and “The Condemned.”
But the most valuable is the Chalice, recognized by the Pope and the entire Catholic Church as the Grail. The bowl is located to the right of the entrance to the cathedral, in the chapel of Santo Calis. The bowl is on a special pedestal, surrounded by beautiful bas-reliefs, made by Italian craftsmen. The Holy Grail annually attracts a huge number of pilgrims and tourists here.
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