The Closed Doors of the Confessionals in Barcelona’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia.

This Gothic cathedral was constructed between the 13th and 15th centuries, with most of the work done in the 14th century.

 

Confessional 1 Barcelona Cathedral

Confessional 1 ©HelenBushe

 

Confessional 2 Barcelona Cathedral

Confessional 2 ©HelenBushe

The cathedral is dedicated to Eulalia of Barcelona, co-patron saint of Barcelona, a young virgin who, according to Catholic tradition, suffered martyrdom during Roman times in the city. One story says that she was exposed naked in the public square and a miraculous snowfall in mid-spring covered her nudity. The enraged Romans put her into a barrel with knives stuck into it and rolled it down a street (according to tradition, the one now called Baixada de Santa Eulàlia). The body of Saint Eulalia is entombed in the cathedral’s crypt.- Wikipedia

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4 Comments

Norm 2.0 · October 11, 2016 at 15:45

I like them both but that first one is especially gorgeous.

    HMB · October 13, 2016 at 22:17

    Thanks Norm

Jean Reinhardt · October 7, 2016 at 21:40

Beautiful but so austere. No wonder we were all terrified of going to confession when we were kids – it’s not as if we had killed anyone – it was daunting just walking into that box. 😮

    HMB · October 14, 2016 at 08:19

    Not for the claustrophobic either!

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