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Notre-Dame Cathedral, Strasbourg: 132 reviews and 385 photos

  Cathedral Notre-Dame, the main portal
by JLBG
 
  • Cathedral Notre-Dame, the main portal - Strasbourg
      Cathedral Notre-Dame, the main portal
    by JLBG
  • Cathedral Notre-Dame, the main portal - Strasbourg
      Cathedral Notre-Dame, the main portal
    by JLBG
 

The main portal has an impressive look and the carvings on top make almost a strip cartoon!

On the second photo, I have enlarged the tympanum which has three levels of carvings dating from the XIIIth. The fourth, on top is more recent.

The lowest levels shows from left to right the entrance of Jesus in Jerusalem, Lord's Supper, Judas' kiss, Saint Peter cutting the ear of Malchus, Jesus in front of Pilatus and the scourging.

The medium levels shows Jesus crowned with spines, Jesus holding the cross, Jesus on the cross, Jesus going down from the cross and the Resurrection.

The third level shows the hanging of Judas, Monsters going out of Hell, Adam and Eve delivered by Christ, Madeleine kneeled in front of Jesus and the Apostles with Thomas that touches Christ's wounds.

Phone: +33 3 88 21 43 34
Website: http://www.cathedrale-strasbourg.fr/

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  • Updated Dec 21, 2006
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