Thursday Doors: St. Nicolas Cathedral in Alicante

My contribution to Thursday Doors this week is a second installment of doors I found in Alicante (a city on the east coast of Spain) from a trip my husband and I took in September.

This week, I’m featuring the square where you’ll find the Concatedral San Nicolás. This cathedral, in honor of Saint Nicholas, was designed between 1610 and 1615 by Agustín Bernardino. It was constructed between 1613 and 1662 in a Herrerian Renaissance style and is located in the old quarter of the city.

My husband doesn’t like his picture taken, but in quite a few shots for Thursday Doors, you’ll see the back of him with his well worn black and orange backpack. Sort of like the famous “Where’s Waldo?”
Beside the side entrance to the cathedral.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed.  Happy December to you all!

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. Prior... says:

    wow – it is crazy to imagine these doors being from the early 1600s – they were sure built to last
    I like the people in the photos too as it shows us a splash of now

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the photos. It really is amazing how well buildings were constructed and things were made to last. Thanks so much for your lovely comments! 🙂

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    Those are magnificent doors, Brenda. I think I only ever had one week with a photo of my wife on display – Where’s Waldo, indeed.

    This cathedral is amazing. That it was built almost 400 yers ago is even more incredible. I have such respect for the craftsmen that designed and built buildings like this. It’s survival to this day is a testament to their craftsmanship. I hope yo have a great weekend.

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    1. So, you can relate (haha). I’m so glad you enjoyed the doors. The craftsmanship is indeed incredible and awe-inspiring! 🙂

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  3. Beauiful doors. They look lost in the side of the building. Is the entire block the cathedral? It somewhat reminded me of small store-front churches surrounded by commercial and residential apartments.

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting, Eugenia! There is an open square where you’ll find the main entrance to the cathedral on one side, with side entrances on side streets, and apartment buildings with store fronts or restaurants on the other. Hope that makes senses. 🙂 The church is quite large.

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  4. JT Twissel says:

    I like the Bird of Paradise placement.

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed. It was a treasure to find it! Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

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  5. Emille says:

    Great to be here with you in Alicante. From our time in Holland I remember that many Dutch retirees live there! I can see why. They love historic buildings (at a cheaper price than in the bigger cities). Love the brown doors with the round windows! Another reason maybe the connection with Saint Nicolas, because the bishop of Myra (Saint Nicolas) he comes by boat on Dec. 6 from Spain with his helpers to put presents for the good kids, into their shoes by the mantle. The naughty kids don’t get a present and are thrown in a bag, being brought to Spain! Apwerful reason for the kids to be nice around this time, haha.

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed seeing Alicante . It’s true, there are a lot of Europeans retirees there. Haha…loved learning the story of Saint Nicholas. Take care and thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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  6. msjadeli says:

    Gorgeous doors! I have to wonder about that 2nd set of handles way up on that door!

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  7. Haha…for giants only! 🙂 So glad you like the doors.

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