Church of San Nicolás

Discover the Valencian Sistine Chapel.

A must-see attraction after the restoration of the frescoes that completely cover its vaults. One of the oldest churches in Valencia, placed in the core of the city. Alfonso de Borgia, the future pope Callixtus III, was rector of this church in the 15th century. A few years ago, San Nicolás Church was seriously affected by the passing of time. The Hortensia Herrero Foundation decided to undertake the complete restoration, recovering almost 2000 sqm of frescoes that completely cover its vaults and tell the life of Saint Nicholas, protector of children: this saint is the origin of Santa Claus legend.