Iglesia San Nicolás: Valencia’s Hidden Sistine Chapel

Elissa Esher
Jun 25, 2019 · 4 min read

Strolling down the tight alleyways surrounding Plaça de la Virgen in Valencia, Spain, walkers would never imagine they were within steps of a church which has been christened the Sistine Chapel of Valencia. Hiding behind storefronts on Carrier dels Cavallers, recent restorations to the ceiling of Iglesia San Nicolás (or, “The Church of St. Nicholas”) have made it one of the city’s top tourist…