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Doors of the Cathedral of Murcia

Posted on: January 20, 2023

I am joining Dan Antion over at https://nofacilities.com/ where he runs a series called Thursday Doors. This is what he has to say:

Welcome to Thursday Doors! This is a weekly challenge for people who love doors and architecture to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos, drawings, or other images or stories from around the world. If you’d like to join us, simply create your own Thursday Doors post each (or any) week and then share a link to your post in the comments below, anytime between 12:01 am Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time).

Cathedrals often have amazing doors and I have discovered some here in Spain I wish to share. These doors are part of the Cathedral Church of Saint Mary in Murcia.

The facade is Baroque. Building was started in 1385 and completed in 1467 with additions added up to the 18th Century.

Some of the interesting details.

The bell tower, built between 1521 and 1791, stands 90 metres (300 ft) tall—95 metres (312 ft) with the weathervane. It is the tallest campanile in Spain. 

The city of Murcia is only about forty minutes away from where we live but I only just recently spent time in this amazing cathedral. I will follow up with some photos of the interior soon.

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80 Responses to "Doors of the Cathedral of Murcia"

Those are some doors, Darlene

Thanks, John. I especially love the details around them.

Thank you, Darlene. I like sturdy but elegant architecture, which is what I see here. 😀

Sturdy but elegant are the perfect words.

What an amazing church! I met a group from Murcia when I lived in Texas.

It’s quite a nice city and not as crowded as other Spanish cities. I attended a fabulous Easter parade there once.

Oh, I believe I saw the photos. Marvelous !

Fabulous doors and architectural features

Thank you, Sheree!! Glad you like them.

I really enjoyed them

Beautiful doors, Darlene – so much history behind these buildings, too. Thanks for sharing your pics!

The age of these buildings always amazes me. Coming from a country with buildings no older than 200 years, it still astounds me.

Gorgeous photos, Darlene! I have to wonder if some of those castle doors were made for giants with the knockers so high up, but guess it was so they could be reached from horseback. Great sharing!

I know, I often think of that as well. And there are often smaller doors within the large doors for people on foot.

What a beautiful cathedral and doors Darlene! So nice its so close too 🙂

We have so many interesting places close to where we live. I consider myself lucky.

Most excellent! I have yet to visit Spain so all these are new to me. I like the first two the most. And the fourth grey one!

I hope you get to visit Spain and see some of these amazing doors yourself. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Please, don’t forget to leave the link to this post in a comment under Dan’s new post from today, and replace his last week’s link in your post with the new one. Thanks!

Oh, the many stories that have entered those doors!

Oh my Lord these are beautiful buildings Darlene! It must quite an experience to stand beneath them and within them. I love these images!

I must admit I am always awestruck!! There is nothing like it in newer countries like Canada.

Likewise Australia Darlene. We do have some beautiful buildings but nothing that has the majesty of these!

They definitely look sturdy! Of course, back when they were built, I can see why that was required.

Things back then were built to last!

The variety of doors is interesting, but likely reflects the different periods of time in building the cathedral. Some of the doors look quite formidable!

True. A cathedral was also a place of refuge should an enemy attack so the doors needed to be unimpenetrable.

WOW! I’m amazed at how large and tall they are. How’d they do that, back then? Quite impressive!!

Medieval building skills never cease to amaze me.

I love cathedral doors. They are always so magnificient. You have captured them wonderfully!

Thanks, Donna. So pleased you enjoyed the photos.

The building is massive! I look forward to seeing your interior photos.

Thanks, Liz. I’ll post them soon.

Oh, good! You’re welcome.

cool Darlene! Awesome pics! ❤

So pleased you liked the photos, Carol Anne.

I’m rather partial to a door too – and these are magnificent ones.

Thanks, Jo. I can’t resist taking pictures of doors, the more unique, the better.

What gorgeous buildings. Love the many different doors. Makes you wonder who and what has walked through them over the years!

My imagination goes wild when I visit places like this. I often imagine the many people who have passed through those doors.

HI Darlene, these are fantastic photographs. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Thanks, Robbie. I knew you would like these doors.

What a beautiful cathedral and set of doors. The attention to detail is incredible. I bet the views from the bell tower are gorgeous.

I haven’t made it up there yet, but I imagine they would be stunning! I love all the details too.

Those are fabulous doors, along with the elegant architecture. I’m amazed by the intricate detailing. Lovely, Darlene.

Thanks, Lauren. I am always amazed at the detail in these buildings.

Top one – whoa!! Amazing.

Thanks! Glad you like it.

Beautiful cathedral! Lovely photos of both the cathedral and the doors!!!

It is very impressive and not as well known as other cathedrals in Spain.

Wow! I’m glad you included the door with people in the front. They give it perspective. I think of the people who made those beautiful old doors.

I know. I think of the people who made them and the people who passed through them over the centuries.

Yes! All the people who passed through them…my goodness.

Oh wow! Amazing photos, Darlene!

Darlene, a stunning and grand cathedral with formidable and impressive doors! Isn’t that typical, the places closes to us are the ones we visit least! Glad you made it there and had a chance to explore.

So true. I’m so glad I finally took the time to look around this amazing place.

Those doors are amazing, Darlene. The entire place looks stunning. Thanks for the great photos!

It is quietly fabulous. Glad you liked the photos.

I know that a lot of church and cathedral entrances were made to lift your eyes up to Heaven. The first entrance you shared does exactly that. The doors are magnificent but then there’s more above and more above that!

These are all beautiful doors. Thanks for the information on the bell tower. That’s an amazing structure on its own.

I’m glad you like the doors on this amazing building. Apparently, as with many old cathedrals, the figures around the doors are meant to depict stories for the illiterate medieval parishioners.

They do a very good job of it.

I love the Thursday Doors posts from various bloggers, puts my boring PVC double glazed doors to shame! I also love taking pictures of doors, but haven’t got around to doing Thursday Doors yet.

I’ve only been thinking about it for over a year. This year I said, let’s do it! Thanks for visiting.

What lovely doors!

Thanks! They are quite amazing.

Wow! I wonder what it would take to put up building with such details now.
Lovely post.

Pat

I know. It would be difficult to find that kind of craftsperson these days. So glad these buildings have survived the test of time. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Spain does have beautiful cathedrals and doors!

One of the things we love about Spain.

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