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Valencia Cathedral

Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain

About Valencia Cathedral

Valencia Cathedral (Catedral de Valencia) was begun in the 13th century and boasts an eclectic range of styles. Whilst mostly completed by the end of the 15th century Valencia Cathedral was constructed over the course of several centuries, imbuing this mostly Gothic building with Romanesque, Baroque and other influences. All three main styles are represented in the cathedral’s main doors.

This diversity seems to also be mirrored in the actual history of the cathedral site. Before the creation of Valencia Cathedral, the site on which it stands today was once home to a mosque, which in turn had previously been a Roman temple. Aspects of this structure can still be seen today.