break on through: doors & doorways around the world

(Last Updated On: February 14, 2021)

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As long as I’ve been able to remember, I’ve always had a thing for doors – the physical portals themselves, and the incomparable classic rock band. When I was younger, long before I became a traveler, my mom rode a bicycle around the east side of Providence and took photographs of some of the most beautiful doors and doorways she could find. She compiled them into a poster, and I’ve held on to it ever since.

Now, finding beautiful doors and doorways around the world is one of my favorite things to do when in a new place. I thought it’d be fun, while on lock-down, to collect them all into one spot, and add on as travel becomes safe and we are able to enter new worlds once more. Here are the most beautiful, most interesting, most iconic, or just plain strangest doors and doorways I’ve seen around the world.

Cuenca, Ecuador
Amboise, France
Sibiu, Romania
Barbarano Romano, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
Oriolo Romano, Italy
Cong Village, Ireland
Rouen, France
Sibiu, Romania
Cuenca, Ecuador
Rome, Italy (actually, this is my old apartment)
Sibiu, Romania
Amsterdam, Netherlands – this was a door to a tobacco firm where a family hid Jewish refugees during the Dutch Resistance
Porto, Portugal (and my mom, looking cute af!)
Sibiu, Romania
Budapest, Hungary
Barbarano Romano, Italy
Don’t judge me – I’m in Amsterdam
Vienna, Austria
Sibiu, Romania
Barbarano Romano, Italy
Cuenca, Ecuador
Porto, Portugal
Barcelona, Spain
Barbarano Romano, Italy
Dun Aonghasa, Inis Mor, Ireland – likely the oldest door (or, remains of a door) on this list
Košice, Slovakia
Sibiu, Romania – the Brukenthal museum – sign indicating its closure due to COVID-19
Rome, Italy
Cuenca, Ecuador
Porto, Portugal
Reims, France
Barbarano Romano, Italy
Dohany Street Synagogue – Budapest, Hungary
Cuenca, Ecuador
Barbarano Romano, Italy

There you have it! Some of the most beautiful doors and doorways I’ve encountered in my travels. Which country or city has the most epic doors, in your opinion? Leave a comment below so I can check it out! <3

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