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. Plan to see Chapel of the Holy Grail and other attractions that appeal to you using our Valencia trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • be the true Grail, recognized by the Holy See. After this relic a history of Crusaders and Kings. A real pleasure being before a relic as old with so much history and so much mystery. It is the Cup which the nazis sought in Monserrat. Following the path that get the Grail from the monastery of San Juan de la Peña to Valencia Cathedral is doing the route of the Grail, pilgrimage route similar to the camino de Santiago, which coincides in aragon.
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  • The Church is beautiful and the Gral also. But honestly about it being the true Grail there put my hand on fire.
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  • . On one side of the Cathedral of Valencia, sobrecoje thinking that the chalice there described could be that Jesucristo used at the last supper. Weird chains there are exposed and which closed the port of Marseille and brought by Alfonso the magnanimous.
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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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