Valencia Cathedral
Valencia Cathedral
4.5
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
2:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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  • brewColumbus_Georgia
    Columbus, Georgia1,331 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just Beautiful
    This cathedral is so rich in history and is absolutely beautiful. The paintings are un real and the Holy Grail… I did not climb the stairs to the bell tower but I understand that several people had before we arrived. Valencia is absolutely beautiful but this cathedral is its shining star.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 June 2023
  • digitalroc
    Calgary, Canada2,072 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gothic Style Cathedral
    The gothic style cathedral was consecrated in 1238 by the first bishop of Valencia after the Reconquista. It was built over the site of the former Visigothic cathedral, which under the Moors had been turned into a mosque. I made two visits here, as the first visit was in the afternoon and the cathedral was packed. The next morning, I arrived at 9:30AM as there were not many people in the cathedral, and took some amazing photos.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Andrew B
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates223 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved it
    We really enjoyed visiting the Cathedral. Family ticket 2 adults and 2 kids for €20. It’s so pretty inside. You can easily wonder round in an hour or two. The chapel with the holy grail is a great part.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 August 2023
  • aida68
    Miami, Florida711 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must when visiting Valencia
    Beautiful cathedral, a must if you are in Valencia. The cathedral dates back to the XIII century, with stunning renaissance frescoes, and gothic style. According to tradition it also houses the sacred Caliz.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 October 2023
  • Chris-D7878
    Spruce Grove, Canada473 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing cathedral with so much history
    This cathedral is a must see when in Valencia. It’s museum holds some amazing bibles and books that date back hundreds of years. Almost every chapel in the building has some relics from saints or past bishops. Make sure to get the Audio guide as it has all the information you need about every corner of the building. Don’t forget to reflect in St. Peters chapel and reflect with the holy grail!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 October 2023
  • NYCTravelingGal
    New York City, New York185 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Cathedral with the Holy Chalice and Roman Ruins
    The Cathedral rises above when you walk across the plaza and is something to behold. It is worth the small entrance fee. Inside is the section of archeological finds down below of Roman ruins. Another area is the chapel that houses the "Holy Chalice" an artifact crafted in the first century AD. You can also walk up the tower to a fabulous view of Valencia for a separate small fee.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 October 2023
  • IAN D
    Wigan, United Kingdom25,482 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go early
    I was lucky in visiting at seven in the morning and therefore didn't pay any admission fee. Cathedral is quiet then and you can walk around in peace. Regrettably you cannot see the holy grail but still worth visiting.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 November 2023
  • JoannaFthegrumpy
    London, United Kingdom95 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was ok. The unique identifier was the holy grail
    There was a lengthy queue to get in, and for some reason, they were forever opening and shutting the place, even though it was supposed to be open (or at least open according to the advertised opening hours). I finally made it in on my third attempt to visit. I’ve seen better cathedrals. I’ve also seen worse cathedrals. I would have to say that if it hadn’t contained the holy grail (and this is very much a missed trick, because despite things like the da Vinci code being a thing, I’d never really heard that Valencia had the grail before), this would have been a bit of a damp squib of a visit. I hear it’s excellent if you’re a heavily pregnant lady (of which I saw many while waiting in the queue) and it’s surrounded by excellent ice cream shops. The squares around it are pleasant to sit in in November.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 November 2023
  • CarolusvL
    The Hague, The Netherlands205 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    That's a Holy Grail
    Quite busy on the last day of the year, but still very spacious and room to walk. Did not climb the tower (long line), but I imagine it has a nice view of the city from up there. The Holy Grail, allegedly, is housed in a separate chamber to the side in a wonderfully adorned mural. Check it out if you're in the city.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 January 2024
  • nikonos3
    Greencastle, Indiana415 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see in Valencia
    Like all my travels, I try to see the most important sites in the area and try to taste the best local cuisine. As for sites, when in Valencia, this is a must see! For catholics, this church is full of relics which I am sure you will appreciate. For one, the chalice which our Lord Jesus Christ used during the last supper is enshrined there. Also, the arm of San Vicente Martyr, the patron saint of Valencia, is also there. There are much more and dont forget to visit the underground portion of the tour, as you could see the foundations of the ancient city and a lot more. There is an audioguide that will be provided when you visit, you so really don't need to pay extra for any guide
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 January 2024
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Melina D
55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Fascinating place to visit, just like Maximum says in his review, the guided tour with the device is top notch. Soothing voice, interesting facts. You can follow the numbers and just take your time to admire each section of this holy place.
Depending on your pace, I think I stayed 3 hours. Don't miss it
Written 25 May 2024
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NautiusMaximus
England, UK2,379 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I don't often write reviews of visitor attractions: I'm more of a hotels and restaurants kind of guy. But I enjoyed my visit to the cathedral so much I felt I should tell people about it.

I'm not in any way religious: I enjoyed the cathedral for it's architecture, art, and history. If the religious aspects of it have meaning to you then you may enjoy it even more than I did, but there is certainly no need to be a Christian to enjoy your visit here.

Included in the entry fee (€9 at the time of writing for adults, reduced price available for children and pensioners) is a little device and some headphones with an audio guide available in various languages.

The audio guide was fantastic! Someone clearly put a lot of thought into it. It takes you on a tour round the cathedral telling you about some of the many lovely pieces of art and the history of the place. It's split into a number of short sections, with specific places to be within the cathedral for each of them. So you can either go straight on from one to the next, or if you want to spend a bit more time there you can look round at your own pace in between the audio sections.

The information in the audio guide was fascinating, and the production quality was top notch. It had obviously been recorded by an experienced and highly competent voice actor.

The highlight of the tour is the Holy Grail. It is claimed to be the real one that Christ drank from at the Last Supper. I imagine that historians will continue to debate that for many years to come, and it's probably impossible to prove one way or the other, but it's a nice story anyway.

But apart from that, there are plenty of other things worth seeing. The architecture of the cathedral is a fascinating mixture of styles, and the cathedral has an impressive collection of art and artefacts.
Written 12 May 2024
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Chris Wood
Swindon, UK20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
What an amazing place. Religious or not, you can’t help but appreciate the architecture, serenity and history of Valencia Cathedral - especially the Chapel of the Holy Chalice - claimed to be the Holy Grail. That Chapel is particularly impressive. And like so many holy places in the world, there are ruins of an Islamic mosque overlaid by a Roman temple which is then covered by the Christian Catedral! And all on show in the foundations which can be visited. Well worth the visit - oh and the view from the Miguelete tower, wow, just wow!
Written 8 May 2024
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Fernieskiir
Fernie, Canada208 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A very nice cathedral. Good to go early and miss the cruise ship crowd. All small parties were very respectful inside. The larger guided groups were lead by leaders who spoke very loud, into their mikes, becoming very annoying. Also, the view of the chalice is poor, because of the distance, to this relic.
Written 25 April 2024
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
You have to pay to get in, but it is such a monument, I did not hesitate. Once inside, it was worth the admission, although not the most beautiful cathedral in Spain. It is very large and full of tourists. Come and enjoy the art. Located on a tourist-filled square with some good places to sit and relax.
Written 16 April 2024
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Chris C
Washington DC, DC159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
A breath taking church with such rich history, wealthy and holy reliquaries. It is truly a holy place.

The audio guide is a must and take your time to absorb the energy emanating from this holy place.
Written 14 April 2024
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Margie D
York, PA1,709 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Beautiful cathedral built in the 13th century. Inside is the Chapel of the Holy Grail. You can also access entrance to the bell tower.
Written 2 April 2024
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SteveDeb1971
Basingstoke, UK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The cathedral was well worth the visit and the audio tour made it very worthwhile and good value for money. Beautiful inside and about an hour to view everything including the holy grail, which is obviously the original.
Written 25 March 2024
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Stefanie H
Lincoln, NE1,664 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This cathedral is very impressive. We had no line for tickets, although the line did get long after our arrival in the mid-afternoon. We received an audio guide as part of the ticket price. The highlight is the chalice claimed to be the Holy Grail, and it does not appear that there is a better alternative at this point, so we were happy to see it.
Written 21 March 2024
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Kimiaonholiday
London, UK91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Beautiful cathedral. Audio guide was good. The staff were friendly and helpful. Well maintained building. Well worth a visit.
Written 16 March 2024
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