The arches that point to the sky: a stroll through the Gothic religious architecture

  • The arches that point to the sky: a stroll through the Gothic religious architecture

This tour shows us the evolution of the Valencian arches in the architectural elements of the Church.

This tour focuses on the medieval architecture that nowadays it is preserved in the city of Valencia.

We wanted to take a broad and global view of how, from the 13th century, the architecture adapted to the new European fashions and in the Valencian case, how the ogival or pointed arch is progressively imposed, above others more traditional. This was never a coincidence and with this itinerary we would like  to offer the opportunity to admire how architecture leads to Heaven the visitor or parishioner who visits the temples or walks through the cloisters of the convents that still lay in urban areas today.

This tour will begin in the Plaza del Carmen, with the visit to the cloister of the same name, then we will move to the Museum of Fine Arts. We will continue with a medieval walk through the old streets of the historic centre, admiring palaces that maintain the same typology of the time they were built, until arriving at the Church of Santa Catalina, one of the purest Gothic temples that remain in our city.

Finally we will end up in the Church of San Juan del Hospital, one of the secret Gothic jewels of Valencia and one of the first Reconquest Churches.

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