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“Very interesting cathedral”
Review of Valencia Cathedral

Valencia Cathedral
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$68.44*
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Wine Walking Tour of Valencia
Ranked #16 of 265 things to do in Valencia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage
London
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“Very interesting cathedral”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Enormous cathedral but well worth the look. You can pop in the left hand side door and take a peek for free, but if you want the full tour you have to pay 5 euros per person - although this does include an audio guide. This guide is very comprehensive and gives full explanation of the history of the cathedral and many of the side chapels including the mummified arm of Saint Vincent. The paintings and sculptures are magnificent - check the group of paintings over the alter - wonderful. Also as part of your entrance payment, the audio guide walks you through the museum (see that enormous silver monstrance) and the chapel housing the Holy Grail. Well worth the money - good visit.

Visited October 2013
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“No doubt the most beautiful church of Valencia.”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Wonderful, unfortunately during my visit to Valencia was not able to visit this beautiful church, but I limited myself to do it outside at the Plaza de la Viergen.
I stayed for a few minutes to contemplate this wonderful work of art, which in my personal opinion it is one of the most beautiful churches in the city.
It is of great architectural value, from the Gothic style and it is the facade of his strength with multiple finishes and on the left side a timid hint of a colonnade, stylistically very similar to a Roman amphitheater.
Beautiful place and not to be missed.

Visited July 2013
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“Quite a Puerta”
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”
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”
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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