Thursday Doors, Silves Cathedral, Portugal

IMG_0371This 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.