"Learn about the cathedral's history" Valencia Things to Do Tip by DanielF
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The ground were the cathedral stands has been holy for millenia. It used to be a Roman temple, which was then turned into a Christian Basilique. Later on, when the Maures conquered the Iberian peninsula, a mosque was built on the same place, probably using the remains of the temple. When Valencia became christian again, the mosque was turned into the cathedral which is today.
For any person with a minimum sense of spirituality, it always feels special to stand in a place that has been listening to prayers in many languages and to different deities for more than 20 centuries.
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