Iglesia de los Santos Juanes, Valencia

Iglesia de los Santos Juanes, Valencia

This is one of the oldest religious institutions in the city. The church is also known by the name of St. John of the Market. It was built during the 1200s, and was originally built in Gothic style architecture. The church was constructed on top of an old mosque, as was often the custom of Europe during that period of time.

A massive fire damaged this church in 1552. It required that the entire inside of the church be reconstructed. So, you will note the changes in architecture on the inside. The dome crown is quite beautiful, and is the focal point of the building. You will also be able to see some striking frescoes painted here. Sadly, fire would engulf the church two more times after this. The last such problem occurred in 1936.

The building is located in the Plaza del Mercado. The church is open each day of the week. There are masses from Monday through Saturday at 5:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., noon and 6:30 p.m. On Sunday, the main worship times happen every hour on the hour from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., then again at 6:30 p.m.
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Sight Name: Iglesia de los Santos Juanes
Sight Location: Valencia, Spain (See walking tours in Valencia)
Sight Type: Religious
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