Basilica of Saint Magdalene in Vézelay
Location: Vézelay, France
This church is more commonly referred to as simply Vézelay. The remains of Mary Magdalene are apparently held here and this site became a premier destination for those faithful pilgrims during the Middle Ages. Construction began on the basilica at the end of the 11th century and the edifice was consecrated (incomplete) in 1104.
Construction did not restart again until 1120.
Now the three entrance portals are enclosed in a vaulted narthex and like almost every portal on Romanesque churches we have iconography of Christ with scenes from his redemption and salvation. The tympanum presents a scene of the Pentecost.