Cathedral of Valencia: Additional interior views--page 5 (of 5 pages)

begun at the end of the 13th century; construction continued for centuries and thus the mixture of styles--from the early Romanesque, to Renaissance, to Baroque and Neoclassical.

Transept exiting to Almoina Door


Transept exiting to Apostles Door


Looking toward the main/front entrance


The ambulatory


The Chapel of St. Francis de Borja

This chapel, like the others adjoining the side aisles, is square, with an elegant circular dome, and was built in the 18th-century neoclassical style. This chapel is important from an artistic point of view since on either side, on the retables embedded into the wall, are religious paintings by Goya.

On both sides of the chapel, paintings by Francisco Goya: San Francisco de Borja says goodbye to his family; San Francisco de Borja Helping a Dying Impenitent


Chapel of the Holy Chalice

"The Holy Chalice, can be seen in the shrine in the alabaster altarpiece. Actually, this is the old entrance to the choir, which was moved here in the 18th century. The structure, designed by the architect Antoni Dalmau in the 15th century, is a delicate example of the Flamboyant Gothic style, with canopies, openwork and pinnacles framing the two reliefs by a follower of Ghiberti; these are among the oldest Renaissance works in Spain. The lower section shows six Old Testament scenes which are linked to six episodes from the New Testament at the top" (official website for the Cathedral).

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