Bronze doors to the Cathedral de la Almudena - Madrid, Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja
N 40° 24.933 W 003° 42.848
30T E 439412 N 4474125
Quick Description: Bronze doors at the second entrance to the Madrid's cathedral, The Cathedral de la Almudena (Santa Maria la Real de la Almundena) from Luis A. Sanguino.
Location: Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
Date Posted: 1/2/2013 11:42:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMG200
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member The_Draglings
Views: 3

Long Description:
Madrid's cathedral, The Cathedral de la Almudena (full name is Santa Maria la Real de la Almundena), took more than 100 years to complete. Construction of the Cathedral began in the 1800's but work was not completed until 1993 when the Cathedral was consecrated just by Pope John Paul ll.
There are three impressive decorated bronze doors as the second entrance to the Cathedral from Calle Bailén.The doors were made by Luis Antonio Sanguino (* 1934). In 2000 he was asked by the Cardenal of Madrid to sculpt the enormous bronze doors to the Almudena Cathedral. The doors are decorated with Trinitarian themes with references to the Spanish Catholic monarchy.
Type of material of the door: Other

Functional door?: Yes

Location of this door/way: On public property

Is it accessable only by paid admission": No

Style: Modern

Address or physical location:
side entrance into the Cathedral de la Almudena in Madrid, from Calle Bailén

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