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

North Facade - Door of Conception on the North Facade of the Seville Cathedral

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

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

This richly decorated neo-Gothic style door is the brainchild of the architect Joaquín Fernández Casanova, who also built the Puerta del Príncipe, a similar door at the entrance to the south transept. Built between 1895 and 1917, it is the most recent door of the cathedral.

The reliefs on the tympanum of Puerta de la Concepción depict the Immaculate Conception of Mary.

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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