The Cathedral of València is located in the historic centre of the city, between the Plaza de la Virgen and the Plaza de la Reina, next to the Basilica de los Desamparados.
Consecrated in 1238, and built on top of the ancient Balansiya Mosque, its dominant style is Gothic. It took several centuries to build, which means that, for example, each of its doors is made in a different architectural style: the Almoina Door, Romanesque, the Apostles’ Door, French Gothic, and the Iron Door, of Italian Baroque style and which is the main entrance to the Cathedral from the Plaza de la Reina. We recommend the climb to Micalet, the bell tower and one of the symbols of the city, which affords an excellent view of the historic centre of the city.
The Apostles’ Gate(Puerta de los Apóstoles) leads to the Plaza de la Virgen, the city’s most emblematic square (pace the Plaza del Ayuntamiento (City Hall Square)) where many activities are held throughout the year, especially the floral offering to the Virgin during the celebration of the Fallas.