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Valencia Cathedral (La Catedral 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 La Catedral de Valencia.
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Valencia Cathedral is a Catholic church located in Valencia's Almoina Square. Once on the site of this cathedral there was an ancient Roman temple, then there was a mosque built by the Moors. Valencia Cathedral is one of the earliest cathedrals in Spain from the Gothic period. The construction of the main part of the temple lasted from the 13th to the 15th century. Some of its parts were being completed for a long time, until the end of the 18th century. Thus, it turned out that the architecture and decor of the cathedral building, built predominantly in the Gothic style, also contains elements of such styles as Romanesque, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassicism.
The building is crowned with an octagonal Gothic tower, on each face which has a lancet window. The facades of the cathedral are decorated with beautiful sculptural images, especially the central and western facades with the figures of the six apostles and the Virgin Mary surrounded by angels. The most majestic is the northern facade of the cathedral, which is adjoined by the tower of St. Michael - Miguelet (El Michelet), 68 meters high, from the top of which an unforgettable view of the city and the sea coast opens.
One of the cathedral's chapels contains a magnificent bowl, the famous Holy Grail recognized by the Pope himself. It is believed that it was from this cup that the Savior received communion on the eve of his execution. According to legend, she was brought to Valencia by the Apostle Peter. During the times of persecution of Christians, the cup was carefully hidden, and only after the expulsion of the Moors and the revival of Christianity in Spain, this relic was transferred to the Cathedral of Valencia.
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