Plaza Reina, s/n – 46003 – València, España
Built on the site of a Roman temple, which later became a mosque the origins of the cathedral date back to the 13th century. It has various architectural styles, from the Romanesque to the baroque, as can be observed on the three doors: The main door, or Puerta de los Hierros, is baroque; the Puerta de los Apóstoles is gothic and the Puerta del Palau is Romanesque. The Miguelete belfry was built in the 13th and 14th centuries and was designed by Andrés Juliá Torre; it is octagonal, 50.85m high and built in a markedly baroque style, next to the main entrance. There is a spiral stairway inside that leads to the terrace, where there are views of the city, the countryside and the sea. The Santo Cáliz Chapel, the old Sala Capitular y de Estudios (1356) was originally a Chapter House and study and was separate from the cathedral. The Holy Chalice that according to tradition was used by Christ during the last Supper is kept inside. The “Obra Nova” or “Balconets de Cabildo” were built over three floors next to the cathedral dome and they dominate the Plaza de la Virgen. It was a renaissance work of a triple serlienne arcade.
INFO OF INTEREST
November to March: Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5.30 pm. Closed Sundays. April to October: Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 6.30 pm. Sundays from 2 pm to 6.30 pm. Please inquire about bank holidays. The last visitors are admitted 45 minutes before closing time.* During April, May and September closing time is 5.30 pm on weekends due to the 6 pm Mass at the Main Altar.
€7, €4 for groups, €5.50 for pensioners, disabled people and children up to 12 years old.
HOW TO GET HERE:
BUS: 94 4 5 9 19 80 81