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Welcome to Valencia Cathedral

Valencia Cathedral

It is reputedly the resting place of the Holy Grail, but whether you believe that or not the ornate Valencia Cathedral is worth a visit just because of its unique history and combination of architectural styles. Since it started out in 1262, it has shuffled back and forth from being a mosque to a Christian church, and has been added to accordingly in a variety of styles from Romanesque to Gothic, Baroque and even Moorish. It houses an interesting museum, treasury and the Holy Grail chapel. Most visitors, though, make a pilgrimage to the cathedral simply to climb its octagonal medieval tower, which provides a wonderful panorama of the city if you have the staying power to make it to the top of the winding staircase.

Information & Facts

Cathedral: free; La Miguelete climb: EUR2.50; Museum: EUR3.50
Spanish is the official language, but English is widely understood in areas frequented by tourists. Catalan, Galician and Basque are spoken in the relevant areas.

Spain's official currency is the Euro (EUR). One Euro is divided into 100 cents. Money can be exchanged at bureaux de change and major hotels, but banks give the best rates. All major credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted at most hotels, restaurants, and shops. ATMs are widespread and are generally the cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining money.

Opening Times
The Cathedral is open daily from 7.30am to 1pm and 4.30pm to 8.30pm. La Miguelete is open from 10am to 12.30pm and 5.30pm to 5.30pm from Monday to Friday and 10am to 1pm and 5pm to 6.30pm on weekends. Cathedral museum is open from Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October). The Canary Islands: GMT (GMT +1 in summer).
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