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Historical facts at the Valencia Cathedral.

click here to enlarge this image· 9 October 1238
Consecration of the Cathedral of St. Mary after being a Mosque
click here to enlarge this image· 22 June 1262
First stone of the cathedral.
Almoina Door.
click here to enlarge this image· 14th century
Apostles Door.
Chapter House and dome.
click here to enlarge this image· 15th century
Extension of the naves of the Cathedral.
click here to enlarge this image· 1425
Bell tower “The Micalet” finished.
click here to enlarge this image· 18 March 1437
 Holy Chalice handed over
by Alfonso V the Magnanimous.
click here to enlarge this image· 8 April 1455
Alfonso Borgia, Bishop of Valencia,
is named Pope Callixtus III.
click here to enlarge this image· 9 July 1492
 Valencia Cathedral turned into Metropolitan see.
click here to enlarge this image· 11 August 1492
Rodrigo Borgia, Archbishop of Valencia,
is named Pope Alexander VI.
click here to enlarge this image· 1493
Great silver altarpiece.
click here to enlarge this image· 1505
Altarpiece doors.
click here to enlarge this image· 18 April 1599
Wedding at the Cathedral of King of Spain
Felipe III and Margarita of Austria.
click here to enlarge this image· 1773
Neoclassical restoration of the Cathedral.
click here to enlarge this image· 1788
Francisco de Goya portrays his two paintings
in the St. Francis Borgia chapel.
click here to enlarge this image· 1813
Smelting of the silver altarpiece during
the Independence War.
click here to enlarge this image· 18 September 1886
Granting of the title Minor Basilica by Pope Leo XII.
click here to enlarge this image· 21 July 1936
Looting and partial destruction of the Cathedral.
click here to enlarge this image· 1943
New place for the high altar, the choir and the organs.
click here to enlarge this image· 1974-1982
Restoration to its original state of the gothic naves
and the dome.
click here to enlarge this image· 8 November 1982
Pope John Paul II visit.
click here to enlarge this image· 4 February - 31 August 1999
“La Luz de las Imgenes” (“The light of the images”)
exhibition at the Cathedral.
· 8 December 2003
Canonical erection of the Catholic University
“St. Vincent the Martyr”.
click here to enlarge this image· 8 July 2006
Pope Benedict XVI visit.
· 8 February 2007
Inauguration of the restored Great Chapel.

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