This is the main entrance to Silves Cathedral, Silves, Portugal. Originally built as a mosque during the period of Moorish rule, it was converted to a cathedral after Reconquista, with further architectural work completed over several centuries. This doorway was constructed in 1470, and is in a traditional Romanesque style. The doors themselves look rather like bars of chocolate, I think!
The Cathedral is located at one of the highest points in Silves, just below the Castle, and the road slopes quite dramatically out front, hence the slightly odd angle of the shot. It is a beautiful building, and I imagine, could the walls speak, it would have quite a story to tell.
This is my entry to Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors Challenge. For more doors, or to add one of your own, visit Norm’s site and click the links.
Aged to perfection I’d say. What a beaut!
Thanks, Jan 😀
That is a beautiful doorway and you’re right it does kinda look like a chocolate bar. Good one 🙂
Those doors do look like a giant chocolate bar! It’s a beautiful entrance 🙂
Haha they really do look like chocolate !!
😀 I was going to say, “Hey, those look like bars of chocolate.”
Oh, I’m glad it’s not just me. I’m off sugar at the moment and wasn’t sure if it was the cravings talking 😀
I’m on sugar (and chocolate) at the moment, well, really every moment I can be, so it’s not the cravings.
Hehe, well that’s good 🙂