Santa Catalina Church (Iglesia de Santa Catalina), Valencia

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  • August 6, 2017
    Just arround the corner of the Placa de la Reina, you can find this small but pretty Church, it is not always open to visit.  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    Santa Catalina tower was restored by cleaning it a few years ago (it was almost black) and acquired an unusual clarity. It is a very beautiful tower by its shape and its ornamentation, within an environment essential to the visit in Valencia. The interior of the Church is, on the other hand, austere but of great architectural interest to be well preserved and have an air suitable for reflection or meditation, regardless of personal beliefs.
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  • July 27, 2017
    It is a beautiful church, which already comes calling attention although without knowing it if you're approaching you from the street of La Paz, watching in the background a stylized, perfectly framed tower that corresponds to the Church of santa Catalina or Caterina as there say. You can climb the tower and is a fabulous vantage point of the historic centre. The interior of the Church is made of stone, ancient and simple like altars that are on each side. The appearance is of a pleasant simplicity, has the representation of patterns of villages near Valencia. I like true wax candles, may ignite not those lights that exist now in almost all churches. Another favorable issue is that they expressly indicate that do not charge for visiting the Church but that a donation of € 0.50 can contribute to help the poor of the parish. The appearance of Sta Catalina is an image imnovadora, which maybe contrasts with the old church but it is a nice sculpture with movement.
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  • A very small church sqeezed between other buildings. It has a very beautiful bell tower, which centuries ago used to be the tallest building in Valencia and a reference point for the sailors navegating to the harbour of the city.
  • On a sunny day you must climb up the tower. Great view over the city.
  • A beautiful cathedral without the excessive decorations.
  • One of Valencia's landmarks, its bell tower being the highest building in the old town, unfortunately not open to the public. :( Still 5out of 5 stars! :)
  • Proud bell tower rules the view over Plaza de la Reine. Narrow barock tower from 17th century, with church dated even around 1245. Watching the tower in the sunset light is spectacular.

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