This is the largest Gothic church in the city of Valencia. A prototype of artistic heterogeneity with three naves, polygonal apse and monumental dome. The construction work began in 1262 and was completed in 1702. The hybrid style is reflected by the three gateways: the portada del Palau (the Palace Gate), where archaic Romanesque merges with primitive Gothic, the pure Gothic puerta de los Apostoles (door of the Apostles), and the Baroque style portada de los Hierros (the Iron Gate). Alongside this gateway stands the bell tower, known as Miguelete, an octagonal tower rising to almost 51 metres. Built in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the style is distinctly Gothic.
Inside, at the centre of the transept, is the main altar. Above it, rises a monumental dome divided into two octagonal bodies. A visit to the beautiful capilla del Santo Caliz (chapel of the Holy Chalice) is a must. Here, the popular relic of the Holy Grail used by Christ at the Last Supper, is displayed in the centre of an altar decorated with alabaster reliefs.
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