The current Cathedral Museum of Valencia or Diocesan Museum of Valencia has its origins in the “Museum of Antiquities or Valentino Diocesan Museum ” which was created by Archbishop Andrés Mayoral in 1761.
The first museum was located in the Archbishop Palace of Valencia until it disappeared during the French invasion.
The collection of the Cathedral is composed by more than 1600 works of art among which there are about 200 in the museum. The rest is distributed in the cathedral, in the chapels of worship and in storages.
Among the pieces that have the most cultural value, worthy of being admired in situ, we can highlight the works of Goya and Maella, Juan de Juanes (The Last Supper).
You can also see the room dedicated to Gothic art with 14th and 15th century paintings by authors such as Marçal de Sax, Peris, Jacomart o Reixach, in addition to the sculptures of the Apostles on the Apostles’ Façade in Gothic style.
Another room is dedicated to the art of the Renaissance, in which we can admire 15th and 16th century paintings by artists such as Paulo di San Leocadio or Maestro de Alzira.
There is also Mannerist art and academic art from the 18th century, which is represented with works by Vergara and Vicente López.
In the Treasure Room you can see gold smithery from the 14th to the 20th century.
Among its treasures is the monumental Corpus Christi portable platform in gilded silver and precious stones (1945-1954), which was built thanks to donations from countless Valencian devotees.
For further information: link to the Cathedral Museum
Entrance fee to the cathedral: 4 euros
This price includes a visit to the Valencia Cathedral Museum, which was inaugurated in June 2016 after restoration and expansion in September 2014.