Holy Grail Route
This transnational route, based on the Holy Grail Route European Cultural Heritage Project, takes us back to our millennial past so we can better learn about our cultural history. In this case, it is based on the tradition of the Holy Grail, from Jesus’ Last Supper. The Grail is the most important relic known. It was at the forefront of The Crusades, the secret of the Knights Templar, and inspired legends such as King Arthur and Parsifal. Film, literature, music and painting have portrayed the legend of this cup. It began its journey in Jerusalem, and was then worshipped in 3rd-century Rome until, besieged by Christian persecution, Saint Lawrence of Rome ordered it to be transferred to the Iberian Peninsula, to the lands of Aragon. It ended its journey in the Cathedral of Valencia, with Alfonso V the Magnanimous in 1432. This long voyage, rife with vicissitudes, fights, traditions and intrigue, gave shape to the myth of the Grail: one of Europe’s most important spiritual legacies. A legacy we now invite you to discover.
Ermita dels Peixets
Parish of La Asunción de Nuestra Señora
Cartuja de Ara Christi
The Real Monasterio de Santa María del Puig
The church of Cristo de la Sangre
Archpriestal Church of Santa Águeda
Convento de la Magdalena
Convento Hermanas Terciarias Capuchinas
The Parish Church of San Juan Apóstol y Evangelista
Catedral Basílica de Segorbe
Torre de la Cárcel y Torre del Verdugo
Ruins of the Royal Palace in Jardines de Viveros
Santo Espíritu Monastery
Church of San Pedro Apóstol and Fountain of San Pedro
Easter Week Processions
Ermita de la Sangre
House and Museum of Painter Martínez Beneyto
Las Rocas Museum
Fountain of the 50 spouts
La Esperanza spring and chapel
Church of San Esteban
Royal Monastery of La Trinidad
Sequer lo Blanch, the flavour of Valencia's market gardens
First figure on the Holy Grail Route as it enters the Region of Valencia. Situated in Barracas, this sculpture entitled "Alfonso el Magnánimo trae el Grial a la Comunitat Valenciana" (Alphonse the Magnanimous brings the Grail to the Region of Valencia) is part of the "Obra Conmemorativa Ruta del Grial" (Holy Grail Route Commemorative Works) project by the artist Antonio Peris Carbonell.
The visit by acclaimed Chinese pianist Lang Lang, who came to Valencia as a guest of Turisme Comunitat Valenciana. He had the opportunity to tour the city and visit its most iconic heritage and cultural attractions, including the chapel of the Holy Grail in Valencia Cathedral.
The kitchen at the convent at Santo Espíritu (Gilet) has an unusual cook, none other than Padre Ángel. Every day, Fray Ángel cooks whatever he finds in the market, which is where he decides on his menus. He makes everything on the menu himself, including bread and desserts. His home cooked stews, using tried and trusted old recipes, are simple and tasty.