The artistic heritage of Valencia is strongly marked by the Christian presence in the city from the 13th century and the result of this are the extraordinary religious buildings that dot the streets of the historic center.
Most of these temples have their origins in medieval times but many were later transformed into magnificently decorated Baroque temples. The most significant example is that of the Church of San Nicolás, known as the “Valencian Sistine Chapel”, whose frescoes can now be enjoyed in their maximum splendor thanks to the recent restoration.
The Cathedral or Seu, consecrated in 1238 by the first bishop of Valencia, is the seat of the Archdiocese and the most important temple of the city. Although the main structure is of Valencian Gothic style, it also presents Romanesque, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical elements.
Since the 15th century, the Cathedral of Valencia has preserved the Holy Chalice of the Last Supper, the only relic that the Holy See has designated as the authentic one. As a result of this recognition, a Jubilee Year is celebrated in Valencia every 5 years since 2015. At its chapel we will unveil all details about the history of the Holy Grail.
The “Tour of the Holy Grail and religious art”, organized with Valencia Tourism Foundation, is a guided tour that includes both San Nicolás and the Cathedral, as well as another gem of Valencian ecclesiastical architecture. Lesser known than the other two, San Juan del Hospital is the oldest church in the city, a Gothic temple that takes us back to medieval times.
Tickets for these three monuments (San Juan del Hospital, Cathedral and San Nicolás) are included in the price.
Although our regular tour sticks to these three temples, Valencia’s religious art can also be enjoyed at many other spots that are well worth a visit. We are talking about the Church of Santa Catalina with its magnificent Baroque tower, the Basilica of our Lady of the Forsaken, the Museum of the Patriarch, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Church of San Martín… Do not hesitate to contact Turiart if you wish to delve into Valencian religious art treasures with a private tour.
For scheduled tours available in English, you can book your places here. For scheduled tours not available in English or other activities, please contact us by email (email@example.com), phone (+34 963 520 772) or WhatsApp (+34 657 047 739).
Every Friday, with the exception of 19th April, 1st November and 6th December 2019 | You can also book your private tour for any other day.Times
At 10 am.Duration
2 hours and 30 minutes.Languages
Spanish and English. You can book your private tour in other languages for your preferred date and time.Prices
Adult: 20 € | Child (aged 4 to 12): 16 € | Ask for prices of private tours.Rules
The organizing company reserves the right to cancel the visit due to adverse weather conditions.
Tourist Office at Calle de la Paz (Tourist Info Valencia Paz). Calle de la Paz, 48. Valencia