Seville Cathedral: North Facade – Tympanum of Puerta de la Concepción (Door of the Conception)

Tympanum of the Door of the Conception on the North Facade of the Seville Cathedral in Spain

Tympanum of Puerta de la Concepción (Door of the Conception) on the North Facade

Tympanum of Puerta de la Concepción
The Puerta de la Concepción (Door of the Conception) is an ornate door at the entrance to the north transept of the Seville Cathedral. It opens into the Patio de Los Naranjos (Courtyard of Orange Trees), where visitors gather to enter the cathedral after coming through the Puerta del Perdón (Door of Forgiveness). The Puerta de la Concepción is one of the 15 doors that exist in all four directions of the Seville Cathedral.

The theme of the relief on the tympanum of this door is the Immaculate Conception of Mary. As you can see from the image, the Virgin Mary is in the middle, flanked by St. Michael and St. John the Evangelist.

Related Pages
Seville Cathedral: An awe-inspiring architectural marvel
La Giralda: A harmonious blend of Moorish and Renaissance architectural styles
Sala Capitular – The Chapter House of the Seville Cathedral
Sacristía Mayor – The Main Sacristy of the Seville Cathedral

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