the chapel of the Holy Chalice is hardly decorated and also pretty dark.
inside the chapel of St Peter the Apostle
the main entrance is called the Iron Gate because of the iron fence
this is supposedly the right arm of Saint Vincent the martyr
outdoor diners have a nice view of the Micalet bell tower
over time some of the apostles have lost their head
colorful figures terminate the lower ends of the arches in the chapel
the main item of the chapel, the Holy Chalice is safely stored behind glass
the chancel with the blue dome ceiling
Valencia's Cathedral
The history of the Valencia Cathedral goes back to the 4th century when Vincent of Saragossa was martyred in Valencia by order of the Roman prefect Daciano.
Later the Visigoths build their St Vincent cathedral here, which under Moorish rule was turned into a mosque.
 
After the Christian Reconquest in 1238 the mosque was consecrated as cathedral,  only to be knocked down in 1262 to make place for a brand new cathedral in Gothic style.
 
In the following centuries modifications and reconstructions considerably changed the inside and outside of the building.
During the Spanish Civil War the interior of the church was badly burned. 
Since the 1970's efforts are under way to restore the original Gothic appearance.
 
The Valencia Cathedral is famous for its relics like the supposed right arm of Saint Vincent and the Holy Chalice, the drinking vessel Jesus is said to have used at the Last Supper.
 
Valencia's cathedral may not be Spain's  most impressive church, but it surely is worth a visit, if only to see that arm.
 
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a view from the Plaza de la Virgen with the Micalet bell tower in the background
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the elaborate entrance at the Plaza de la Virgen is called the door of the Apostles
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the central nave of the Cathedral
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 a large mural depicting St Peter
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one of the elaborate windows, this one depicts St Michael
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