Valencia Cathedral, Valencia

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Constructed over a few centuries, Valencia Cathedral is a Gothic monument that has been an icon in Valencia since the 13th century. Inside the cathedral, you'll find 15th-century paintings and the same grand architectural style notable in the building’s exterior. On display is one of the so-called holy chalices, which Christian historians claim may be the Holy Grail. The chalice dates back from the first century and was used by many popes as the official papal chalice. Plan to visit Valencia Cathedral and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Valencia attractions using our Valencia trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 20, 2017
    About 2 hours of view €7 with audio guide the Church is rich in paintings and statues and the library. The real treat the Holy Grail ... to see only he deserves!!
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  • August 20, 2017
    Very nice, but I recommend to change the descriptions of the audioguide, IMHO too approximate.
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  • August 20, 2017
    The location is in the old town and the architecture fits in well with the surroundings. The access to the cathedral is quite open as there is a lot of space in the front. I would advise paying the sm...  more »
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  • The whole experience is worth its price. One of the most beautiful and complete cathedrals in Spain. The chapels are well preserved, the altar is very detailed and the whole combination of Gothic + Neoclassical architecture takes your breath away. Use the audioguide wisely, there are 2 Goya paintings and one of the oldest Rainassance paintings in Spain.
  • Tower (€2) is a little over 200 steps but worth it for great views of Valencia. Cathedral (€7) is also quite beautiful and you can see what is claimed to be the Holy Grail You can take as many pictures as you want, just be sure to turn off your flash!
  • Interesting combination of different architectural styles outside. A lot to see inside: Holy Grail, recognized by the Vatican, some original paintings of Goya and museum. The price of the entrance also includes the rent of an audio guide in many different languages to choose from. A visit to the Micalet Tower is NOT included in price. The entrance of the Cathedral is adapted for the people with reduced mobility.
  • The holy grail is really tiny and behind a glass wall. Still pretty damn impressive to have such a relic dating back to Jesus times. They kept it well even if they dropped it cracked in halves...
  • The catheral is probably the most underwhelming ive been too. Also the local tour guide I had was extremely rude and disrespectful towards Asian tourists. It’s not just this place but also a majority of Europe. This is 2017, it is sad the world is still like this. With all the self centered and racist Europeans maybe that’s why Europe is declining.

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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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