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26 Baroque Valencia

Church of St. John of the

San Juan de la Cruz. (Church of St John of the Cross).
Former parish of St Andrew. Dates from beginning of 17th
century and mid 18th century.
Valencian gothic churches were renovated with baroque
shapes and examples. Building was started on the church
in 1602, the first stone being laid by Patriarch Ribera. It was
completed in 1684.
After a number of construction stages from 1602, this
temple became one of the city’s finest, thanks to Patriarch
Ribera. Throughout the 18th century, it acquired medieval
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