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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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  • He liked within the visit to the Cathedral of Valencia, having seen this Chapel. It is small and recogidita but very charming
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  • Assume that the real Holy Grail is in this Chapel in the Cathedral of Valencia. The Chapel itself is cute and the feel is one of absolute devotion, but most importantly is the Cup, which is to the Center, very simple, arranged so that everyone sees it and pray for a moment. It is worth entering the Cathedral only by it.
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  • This is a must see in Valencia. Climb the tower to get a birds eye view of the city and make sure to visit the museum.