Seville Cathedral: Puerta de Palos (Door of Sticks)

Puerta de Palos (Door of Sticks) in the Seville Cathedral

Puerta de Palos (Door of Sticks)

Puerta de Palos (Door of Sticks)
Located next to the Giralda, it was built in the 16th century by Juan de Hoces and Pedro Sánchez of Toledo.

This door is also known as the Puerta de la Adoración de los Magos (Door of the Adoration of the Magi) because of the relief in its tympanum depicts the three kings from the east, known as the Magi, presenting the Child Jesus with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. This beautifully carved relief was made in 1520 by Miguel Perrin, a French sculptor living in Seville.

Seated on the right is the Virgin Mary with the Baby Jesus on her lap receiving gifts from one of the Magi.

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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