Churrigueresque refers to a Spanish Baroque style of elaborate sculptural architectural ornament which emerged as a manner of stucco decoration in Spain in the late 17th century and was used up to about 1750, marked by extreme, expressive and florid decorative detailing, normally found above the entrance on the main facade of a building. (wiki)
The style was named after José Benito de Churriguera, who appears to have been influenced by the highly decorated styles of Moorish architecture.
World Heritage Sites connected to Churrigueresque
- Arequipa Facade of the Jesuit church of La Compania, among others
- Cordoba stalls of the Cathedral Choir Link
- Guanajuato La Compañia
- Lima Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy Cathedral
- Mexico City and Xochimilco Cathedral (interior altars, chapels, doors)
- Puebla Capilla del Rosario, Jesuit church of La Compania and others
- Querétaro Santa Rosa de Viterbo
- Salamanca One of the original centres of this style (including Plaza Mayor)
- San Miguel de Allende Templo de Nuestra Senora de la Salud (facade)
- Santiago de Compostela Facade of the Cathedral
- Segovia The chapel of the Sacristy in the Cathedral of Segovia was designed by José Benito de Churriguera
- Zacatecas Cathedral
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Churrigueresque
A connection should:
- Not be "self evident"
- Link at least 3 different sites
- not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
- add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
- be explained, with reference to a source