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12 Gothic Valencia

Cathedral

Apostles’ Door. This doorway leads out of the northern
cross aisle of the cathedral and receives its name from
the Apostles shown on the doorcase, over which three
archivolts decorated with figures of angels, saints and
prophets can be seen. On the tympanum, there is a graceful
image of the Virgin with Child, set amongst angels playing
music. Until the 16th century this was placed in the mullion,
now eliminated. The famous oral Water Court is held in
front of this door every Thursday at noon.
Cathedral Dome. Constructed as a lantern or skylight over
the transept, the cathedral dome rises up majestically in
the form of a two-bodied octagonal tower on pendentives,
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