Seville Cathedral: Rear facade of the Puerta del Perdón (Door of Forgiveness)

Rear facade of the Puerta del Perdón (Door of Forgiveness)

Rear facade of the Puerta del Perdón (Door of Forgiveness)

Rear facade of the Puerta del Perdón
Located in the Calle Alemanes (Alemanes Street), the Puerta del Perdón (Door of Forgiveness) – which used to be the main entrance to the Almohad mosque in Moorish times – acts as the visitor’s entrance to the Seville Cathedral complex. It got its name because the faithful believed that sinners entered the cathedral through this door to seek forgiveness.

The image shows the rear facade of the Puerta del Perdón that faces Patio de Los Naranjos, a large rectangular courtyard with orange trees, where visitors gather and relax under the shade of the orange trees. Enclosing this courtyard on the opposite side is the north facade of the cathedral with a gate, Puerta de la Concepción (Door of the Conception), that leads to the northern arm of the transept. Visitors use this gate to enter the actual cathedral building.

The Puerta del Perdón seamlessly blends the Christian and Islamic art. The horseshoe-shaped arch is from the Almohad and the rest is from the Christian era. Check the front facade of this door.

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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