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Unveils Spain's first Renaissance

Unveils Spain's first Renaissance

After an extensive renovation process stretching over approximately a year and a half, Valencia Cathedral finally unveiled its magnificent Main Chapel Frescoes in February. The works, which date back to the 15th century, were commissioned by Rodrigo Borgia and painted by the Italian masters Francesco Pagano, Paolo de San Leocadio and Riquart. Until their discovery in 2004, these spectacular works had been hidden from view within the apse of the Cathedral, having been covered in the 17th century after they were charred by fire. Given that they herald the arrival of the Renaissance in Spain, the frescoes represent huge significance in the field of art.