Parish of San Nicolás de Bari and San Pedro Mártir in València
Popularly known as the Valencian Sistine Chapel, the Parish of San Nicolás de Bari and San Pedro Mártir de València is a temple that leaves no one indifferent. Its combination of Gothic structure with Baroque decoration, and especially the fresco paintings that adorn it, make this church a unique place that should not be missed.
From the outside, there is nothing to foresee the wealth found in its interior. Its Valencian Gothic architecture comes from a reconstruction during the fifteenth century, but its history goes back centuries, being in the vicinity remains of an ancient Roman temple.
Upon entering the Church, the first thing that catches your attention is its exquisite frescoes, which means that you can not stop looking up at its ceilings. These paintings were designed by Antonio Palomino and later executed by his Valencian disciple Dionís Vidal between 1697 and 1700, with the idea of modernising the Gothic style.
In the main altar, there is another exponent of the baroque decoration that characterises this temple: its altarpiece. Composed of two bodies with golden Solomonic columns, the lower one contains sculptures of the two saints to whom the Parish is dedicated, and the upper one shows a painting of the Virgin and Child.