The Paradise façade

Medieval pilgrims entered through the Paradise façade, also known as Porta Francígena. It was replaced in the middle of the 18th century by the current façade of the Azabachería and some of its important pieces are preserved in the Cathedral Museum
Woman holding bunches of grapes

Woman holding bunches of grapes

Master of the Porta Francígena. 1105-1112. Marble This relief fragment of a female with long curly hair who carries in each hand, close to her breasts, individual bunches of grapes would come from the Paradise façade. Regarding its characteristics and dimensions, it...

The Month of February

The Month of February

Workshop of the Master of Platerías. Ca. 1103-1110. Granite It is one of the reliefs belonging to the missing Paradise Façade of the cathedral that have been recovered. This facade was replaced in the central decades of the 18th century by the current one of the...

The Rebuke of Adam and Eve

The Rebuke of Adam and Eve

Attributed to Master of Betrayal. First-quarter of the 12th century. Granite The original location of this relief is known thanks to the description of the Paradise façade that appears in the Codex Calixtinus. It was paired with that of the Expulsion from Paradise...

Braided shafts

Braided shafts

Master of the Braided Columns, 1103-1110. Marble In the detailed description of the Paradise façade included in the Codex Calixtinus, the columns that flanked both doors stand out. They are pieces to which the four almost complete shafts and two other fragments that...

Virtual reconstruction of the Door Francíxena

Virtual reconstruction of the Door Francíxena

The Gelmírez period, which includes Diego Gelmírez's forty years of episcopacy, was of key importance in the consolidation of the See of Compostela, which ended up becoming a metropolitan one in 1120. Likewise, a fundamental stage was experienced in the progress of...

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