The Metropolitan Cathedral–Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady of Valencia also known as ‘Valencia Cathedral’ is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Valencia, Spain. The cathedral was dedicated by the first bishop of Valencia in 1238. The ground was broken for the construction of the cathedral in the 13th century but the build lasted over many centuries and this meant that the cathedral now has many different architectural styles on display due to different influences and building trend changes over time. The cathedral is seen more as a Gothic building than any other build style. The bell tower of the cathedral is dominant over the local area and is a famous landmark of Valencia, it is referred to as the ‘Miguelete’. The cathedral is the home of the Holy Chalice also known as the Holy Grail as well as many 15th century paintings.
The city’s bus and metro systems provide access to the cathedral. By bus, get on any bus heading for ‘Plaza de la Reina’ or ‘City Hall’, both stops are just a short distance away from the cathedral. By metro, take either line 3 or 5 to ‘Xavita’, which is a short walk away from the cathedral.
Opening Times and Admission
The Cathedral is open seven days a week, Monday to Friday 10am-6pm, Saturdays 10am-5.30pm and Sundays 2pm-5.30pm. Entrance to the cathedral comes at a cost to visitors wanting to have a look around, entrance is set at 4 euros for adults.