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Chapel of the Holy Grail, Valencia

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Constructed just 24 years after the Christian Reconquista, Chapel of the Holy Grail contains one of the world's four contenders for the actual Holy Grail--and the one most widely defended by historians. The chalice, which you'll see in a glass case, dates back to the first century, and has been used as the papal chalice by many popes--most recently Benedict XV. Both guided and audio tours are available through the stately Gothic church, which was constructed hastily in 1262 in order to replace the ancient Visigothic cathedral turned mosque being torn down next door. Two more centuries of expansions contributed early Romanesque, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical elements to the basilica. Look out the tower windows for a birds-eye view of the city. Using our world travel planner, Valencia attractions like Chapel of the Holy Grail can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Where to stay in Valencia

The Valencia city center is hugged by a river bed-turned park that leads down to the City of Arts and Sciences and harbor area. Stay along the river to be no more than a pleasant stroll away from some of the main neighborhoods and attractions. The popular El Carmen neighborhood, one of the oldest in the city, is known for its bohemian atmosphere and historical architecture, making it a popular area for daytime tourism and lively nightlife. For a selection of newer hotels and well-known shops, you can opt to stay in the city's commercial district of Colon Street, only a short walk from the old center and well-connected by the metro. For a laid-back, sun-filled retreat, El Cabanyal is a quiet residential neighborhood near the city's main beach.
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  • I personally thought that the chalice was much too ornate for something that would have been used during The Last Supper, but that's simply my opinion. It's worth a visit -see it for yourself.  more »
  • Found out by accident that the holy grail was in Valencia. This is a very popular spot and there is quite a queue to enter. Still worthwhile.  more »
  • If the grail is real or not we don't know, what we know is that we were curious and had to see it. Its worth it, we were lucky and saw it on a Monday afternoon and it was empty and the entrance didn't...  more »