Author: Julie Thompson | Last Updated: 24 Oct 2019
Centrally located in the city, the cathedral of Valencia is an example of the Valencian Gothic architectural style. Yet, it also boasts French Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and other influences in its design. As a tourist attraction, the cathedral has plenty to offer all who enter. The standout feature of this cathedral, and one of the main reasons to visit, is the presence of one of the Holy Chalices within its walls. Many claim that the holy chalice located in a chapel of the cathedral in Valencia is the original Holy Grail, and as such, it takes on great significance in world religion and the Christian faith. Also of interest in the cathedral is the number of revered works of art from the Quattrocento period, a cultural movement originating in Italy in the 15th century. These paintings were acquired from Rome towards the end of the 15th century by a Valencian Pope, and have been housed in the cathedral to this day.
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