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The Wolf’s Door


The main entrance, known as the Wolf’s Door, is made from bronze and adorned with two lion heads. Legend has it that in exchange for the first soul to enter, the devil agreed to help build the cathedral. He expected the soul of a bishop but the cunning locals tricked him by chasing a wolf into the cathedral. Angered, the devil slammed the bronze doors shut and ripped his finger off in the process.

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