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Cathedral in Valencia - A Visitor's Guide.

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Valencia Cathedral
Valencia Cathedral
Valencia Cathedral sits at the heart of the old town of Valencia - an area called El Carmen. The Cathedral links two of El Carmen's most iconic plazas - Plaza del la Reina and Plaza del Virgen. The Cathedral itself is an impressive structure that spans a variety of architecture styles, including baroque, Romanesque and gothic. Whether you are religious or not, it is worth making a trip to the Cathedral during your trip to Valencia. Audio guides come free with the entrance price and give you the opportunity to learn about the history of the Cathedral as you stroll around its intricate and impressive interior.

This page will provide you with a brief guide to the history of the Cathedral. It will also provide you practical information regarding the opening times, entrance prices, languages available on the audio guide and location of the cathedral.

History of the Cathedral

Altar at Valencia Cathedral
Altar at Valencia Cathedral

Valencia Cathedral was built on the site of a Roman temple in the thirteenth century. After being a Roman temple, it was turned into a mosque. Throughout the building you can see a range of architectural styles. This is typified by three of the cathedral's main doors: the Puerta de los Apostoles is gothic, the Puerta de los Hierros is baroque and the Puerta del Palau is Romanesque.

Next to the main entrance you will find a belfry, called the Miguelete. It is built in a baroque style. There is a spiral staircase inside the belfry that leads to a terrace area. From the terrace you can see views of the whole of Valencia and the areas surrounding it.

There is a chapel of the Cathedral called Santo Caliz Chapel. Inside the chapel you can find a Holy Chalice that, according to tradition, was used by Christ during the Last Supper. Inside the Saint Francis Borja Chapel you will find a famous painting by Goya.

Visiting hours

An area of the Cathedral is always open for prayer. In the following times an audio guide should be used in order to visit the rest of the church and the museum, (reduced rates for groups of visitors and school groups)

Month Day Time
01 January and 06 January Saturday and Thursday Closed
01 January - 31 March Monday - Saturday 10:30 - 17:30
Sunday Closed
01 April - 14 July Monday - Friday 10:30 - 18:30
Saturday 10:30 - 17:30
Sunday 14:00 - 17:30
15 July - 15 September Monday - Saturday 10:30 - 18:30
Sunday 14:00 - 18:30
16 September - 31 October Monday - Friday 10:30 - 18:30
Saturday 10:30 - 17:30
Sunday 14:00 - 17:30
01 November - 30 November Monday - Saturday 10:30 - 17:30
Sunday 14:00 - 17:30
01 December - 31 December Monday - Saturday 10:30 - 17:30
Sunday Closed
25 December Sunday Closed

Sunday and Public Holiday: 14:00 - 17:00 the Cathedral is closed.

Belfry of Valencia Cathedral
Belfry of Valencia Cathedral

Entrance Fee

General: €8.00

This price includes the use of an audio guide. The audio guide will allow you to learn about each section of the cathedral, including the chapels and the altar. If you do not wish to visit every section of the cathedral that is included on the audio guide tour, you can simply skip to the number on the audio guide that coincides with the place that you wish to visit. When you pick up the audio guide, Cathedral staff will explain to you which of the stops on the audio guide are the most important or popular.

Tip If you have purchased the Valencia tourist card, you will receive discount off the price of entrance into the Cathedral. For details on how and where to purchase the Valencia Card and what else it can be used for, see our Guide to the Valencia Tourist Card.

Statue in Valencia Cathedral
Statue in Valencia Cathedral

Languages for the audio guide

The audio guide is available in the following languages: Spanish, English, German, Italian, French and Chinese.

Valencia Cathedral contact details

Catedral de Valencia
Plaça de l'Almoina
46003 Valencia, España.

Tel: +34 96 391 8127

Car parking

Car Park Car Parking Near Valencia Cathedral

During your trip to Valencia it is worth making a trip to see the Cathedral. It is an important part of Valencia's history and adds a great deal to the atmosphere and aesthetic of the area. For just a few euros you can learn all about the history of the Cathedral whilst walking around it at a pace that suits you.

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