Functional, solid, and welcoming, we tend not to give them a second thought. A literal gateway between one place and the next, there is a majestic mystery in what wonders might be found behind a closed door. Bright Side have curated a selection of the most beautiful and unusual doors from around the world, from the regal, to the rustic and the downright magnificent.
1. Yongle, Sechuan Province, China
2. Grenada, Spain
The door with the prettiest floral frame.
3. Rajasthan, India
This one’s positively palatial!
4. Dar Tout, Senegal
This doorway has definitely nailed the dip-dye trend.
5. Reykjavik, Iceland
If Elmer the Patchwork Elephant lived in a house, not the jungle…
6. The Cotswolds, England
Chocolate-box idyllic, picture postcard ready and practically perfect in every way.
8. Venice, Italy
This is one door you wouldn’t want to open when sleepwalking!
9. Lisbon, Portugal
10. Oaxaca, Mexico
Get the margaritas ready, we’re heading home.
11. Paris, France
Graffiti has never looked so beautiful.
12. Serra do Almurtão, Portugal
Sometimes there is magnificance in simplicity.
13. Innsbruck, Austria
There is something deeply satisfying about this geometric precision with a stone surround.
14. Rabat, Morocco
A true labour of love.
15. Old City, Jerusalem
16. Tudela, Spain
Looks like there are wisps of magic surrounding this door that even the dog can sense.
17. Pamiers, France
The pots would have to be that big to do a door like this justice.
18. Jodhpur, India
Now that’s a door we want to knock on!
19. Chefchaouen, Morocco
A relaxing welcome home after a long day haggling at the souk.
20. Algarve, Portugul
A riot of colour.
21. Miami, Florida, USA
Giving directions would be easy if we lived here.