Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The holy grail in Valencia

Maybe this is a well known fact, but I did not know it. When wandering around Valencia, passing the Cathedral a picture at the entrance caught my attention:

The Holy Grail. Really? Most Christian historians all over the world declare that this Valencian Chalice is most likely the authentic one being used at the Last Supper. And it was also the official chalice for many popes, and was recently used by Pope Benedict XVI in 2006. The chalice is kept in one of the Cathedrals chapels and dates from the 1st century. I think this is a cool fact!

The Cathedral is one of many old, beautiful cathedrals in Spain, adorned with gold and 15th century paintings. Unfortunately the lines to get in to the chapel to actually see the chalice was so long we just left.