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“Quite a Puerta” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Valencia Cathedral (Seu)

Valencia Cathedral (Seu)
Plaza de la Reina, 46003 Valencia, Spain
96-391-81-27
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Ranked #14 of 139 Attractions in Valencia
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Quite a Puerta”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Le Seu (1262-1426) is a lovely backdrop to the City’s Plaza de la Reina on one side and the Plaza de la Virgen on the other. When you enter through the extravagant 18th Century Baroque Puerta de los Hierros the comparatively plain nave, bathed in subtle light from the alabaster windows, comes as something of a surprise, but a not unwelcome one on bright summer days. The chancel, all gold and colour and decoration, reflects the exuberant spirit of the Puerta. Look for paintings by Goya, the arm of St Vincent and the red agate Holy Chalice, said to be the Holy Grail. Two hundred and sixty-two steps lead to the top of the 50m bell tower, El Miguelete, giving panoramic views over the City.

For a good experience of Le Seu, go when there is a main service on, or, better still, rise early and slip in a side door and enjoy the peace of early morning Mass.

Visited September 2013
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“Huge site a must see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

You can't miss the cathedral, it dominates the tourist postcards & the guidebooks, thankfully it's worth the visit, you have to pay to enter but it's very well priced. Plus you get a free audio guide. Go early to avoid the tour groups.

Visited October 2013
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“The Holy Grail, a severed arm and a lovely view from the tower”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The 5 euro entry fee includes a guided audio tour in the language of your choice, taking you around the 21 different points of interest in the Cathedral. Special features include lovely stained glass, the severed mummified arm of a saint and the Holy Grail chalice. If you are fit enough to climb the very steep and narrow spiral staircase, the views are absolutely amazing from the tower and you can see the whole city - this is a separate entry fee of 2 euros. Warning - there are no bathroom facilities. The location is in the heart of the old town, it is nicely lit at night.

Visited October 2013
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“The Holy Grail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This magnificent Gothic-style cathedral, built and constructed over a period of many centuries, holds in one of its chapels a Holy Chalice, that has been defended by nay Christian historians as the true Holy Grail.

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“Unusual cathedral”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A fascinating cathedral. Cost is 5Euros concessions available. The entry cost includes an audio guide. Quite a lot to see here. Some lovely painted ceilings.
The worst thing is the tour groups which can dominate some of the smaller chapel areas..

Visited October 2013
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