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The Valencia Cathedral


The Valencia Cathedral,
built in the Gothic style, is Valencia's largest church, and its Miguelete Tower is one of the emblems of the city and also one of it's best tourist attractions: erected on the site of a mosque which itself had been built of the site of a Temple of Diana, was begun in the 13th and completed in the 15th centuries.
Location
Plaza de la Reina s/n
46001 Valencia (Valencia)

cabildo.metropolitano@ catedraldevalencia.es
http://www.catedraldevalencia.es
Externally very irregular, it is dominated by an octangonal tower 170 feet high of Catalan Gothic style, Le Miguelete,

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which owes its name to a great bell christened on the day of San Miguel.
The interior of the cathedral, like most religious buildings in the town,  was damaged during the civil war. In the choir behind the alter are Florentine bas-reliefs. At the high altar, The Porta Coeli Virgin, reredos with shutters with 12 paintings by F. Yáňez (  read wikipedia )
and F. de Llanos
( read wikipedia ).
The Chapel of San Pedro is enclosed by an interesting grill forged in Valencia. The Chapel of San Francisco de Borja has two Goyas:
St Francis Borja
St Francis Borja Goya at Valencia Cathedral
and L' Adieu de St Fran.
In the old Chapter House is the Holy Chalice from which Christ is said to have poured wine at The Last Supper. The Holy Chalice

Valencia
Tourist Office:
Plaza de la Reina, 19
- 46002 Valencia
Tel. +34 963153931
http://www.turisvalencia.es/
Excelentísimo Ayuntamiento de Valencia
Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 1-46002
VALENCIA
(Valencia) Tel.:  963525478

http://www.valencia.es/

valencia@touristinfo

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