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Amsterdam Canal Ring Dutch Baroque - several, including Paleis op de Dam
Antigua Guatemala Antigua is where the “Barroco Sísmico” or seismic baroque was developed thanks to Diego de Porres, a Guatemalan architect after the earthquakes of 1717. He also designed various baroque churches in Guatemala and in Central America such as Basílica de Esquipulas, Guatemala and Catedral de León, Nicaragua.
Atlantic Forest South-East Ivapurunduva's 'Quilombo' Chapel
Banska Stiavnica Calvary complex on Scharfenberg hill
Baroque Churches
Belfries belfry of Mons
Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe Baroque water display (AB ev)
Bom Jesus do Monte Carried out primarily in a Baroque style (AB ev)
Brugge church of Saint Walburga
Budapest Burg Palace
Burgos Cathedral Main Sacristy (1761-1765)
Camino Real Former convent of San Francisco in Tepeji del Río - Baroque murals by Juan Correa and Francisco Martinez ; Durango - large Baroque Cathedral (AB ev)
Christiansfeld Although the town plan possesses Baroque elements, the town was constructed in a time of change, and there are architectural elements from the Baroque, Rococo, and Classical styles. (nom file)
City of Luxembourg Saint Michael's Church "unites Romanesque and Baroque architectural styles, pre-dating the national Moselle Baroque style."
Cordoba Cathedral-Mosque: "The minaret has also been restyled into a Baroque bell tower.", also: Descalzas Convent, and other places in historic center.
Corvey Current Abbey is a replacement, built in Baroque style
Dubrovnik Dubrovnik managed to preserve its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains (Unesco website)
Fasil Ghebbi Baroque influence
Ferrara Chiesa dei Teatini, Palazzo Paradiso, San Carlo Borromeo
Florence Complex of San Firenze, Ognissanti, San Gaetano, Santa Maria del Carmine, the interior of the Santissima Annunziata and rooms decorated by Pietro da Cortona in the Palazzo Pitti
Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda There are also some features taken from Mexican baroque art of the 17th and 18th centuries (AB ev)
Gammelstad Pulpit in Nederlulea church
Genoa Genoa for many palaces on Strada Nuova
Grand Place, Brussels "(...) houses occupied by powerful corporations. Each different but built over a very short time, they illustrate remarkably the Baroque architecture of the late 17th century, with a singular treatment of the gables and decorations, sometimes fretted, sometimes more classical." (Official description)
Graz Schloss Eggenberg
Great Spa Towns of Europe The new town of Františkovy Lázně "was laid out initially along a central axis (founded on Baroque principles of axiality and symmetry) within which the principal functions of the spa were concentrated." "Following another fire in 1759, the city [of Karlovy Vary] was reconstructed according to late-Baroque principles." (Ab Ev) "A number of examples of Baroque architecture may be seen in The Great Spas of Europe. Bad Ems has some exemplars, including: one of the earliest hotels in Europe, the 'house with the four towers' located in the Kurpark". "The massive Baroque church of St Mary Magdalene stands high above the Vřídló Hotspring in Karlovy Vary". (Nomination File, p. 64, 317)
Hallstatt-Dachstein "late Baroque additions" (AB ev)
Heritage of Mercury Idrija's Theatre and frescoes at the Gwerkenegg Castle
Holy Trinity Column
Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
Karlskrona all main churches and civil buidings are built in Baroque Style
Kotor Many of the city palaces
Kraków St Anne's Church
Kyiv Cathedral and Lavra Pechersk Lavra
L'viv Dominican Church
Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
León Cathedral Transition from baroque to neo-classic
Lima ... are typical examples of Hispano-American Baroque (AB ev)
Litomysl Castle sundials and 18th century modifications of the interior
Macao St. Joseph's Seminary Building and Church
Mafra A monumental Baroque and Italianized Neoclassical palace-monastery (wiki)
Margravial Opera House
Mexico City and Xochimilco As the capital of the "Virreinato de Nueva España" and known as the "City of Palaces" during the apogee of Baroque, the historic centre of Mexico City is full of ecclesiastical and civil jewels of baroque, as: • Catedral Metropolitana de la Asunción de la Santísima Virgen María: its construction started in 1571 and ended in 1813, therefore having a mix of consecutive architectural styles, but Baroque is considered the most prominent. At Plaza de la Constitución S/N. • La Profesa, Oratory of San Felipe Neri: at Isabel La Católica #21. Concluded in neoclassical style by Manuel Tolsá. • Chapel of Nuestra Señora del Pilar (la Enseñanza): at Donceles #102. • Temple and fmr. convent of Santa Inés: at Moneda #26. • Church and fmr. convent of San Francisco: At Francisco I. Madero #7. • Church of Santo Domingo: Belisario Rodríguez S/N. • Church of Santa Teresa la Antigua: above Capilla del Cristo. At Licenciado Verdad #8. • Church and Convent of Jesús María: at Jesús María #39. • Church of San Lorenzo Diácono y Mártir: at Belisario Domínguez #28. • Church of the Inmaculada Concepción: of a more subdued baroque style, at Belisario Domínguez #3. • Parish of Santa Catarina: at República de Brasil. • Fmr. Temple of San Agustín: at República de El Salvador #76. • Museo Nacional de las Culturas: at Moneda #13 (behind the National Palace). • Church de la Santísima Trinidad: at Emiliano Zapata #60. • Church of San Bernardo: at 20 de noviembre #33. • Museo de la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público: at Moneda #4. • Casa del Marqués de Prado Alegre: at Francisco I. Madero #39. • Palacio de los Condes de San Mateo de Valparaíso: at Isabel La Católica #44. • Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso: at Justo Sierra #16. • Palacio de la Escuela de Medicina: at República de Brasil #33. Initially the Palace of the Inquisition in the city, built 1732-1736.
Mir Castle First Renaissance, later Baroque style
Naples Capella Sansevero, San Lorenzo Maggiore
Nesvizh Corpus Christi Church
Novodevichy Convent Moscow Baroque style
Oaxaca and Monte Alban The Church and former monastery of Santo Domingo de Guzmán (...) is a Baroque ecclesiastical building complex (wiki)
Old Havana its old centre retaining an interesting mix of Baroque and neoclassical monuments (Unesco website)
Olinda about twenty baroque churches (OUV)
Oporto Church of Sao Francisco (noted for its outstanding Baroque inner decoration - wiki)
Ouro Preto
Padua’s fourteenth-century fresco cycles Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua: "The largest of the chapels that open off the ambulatory is the Treasury Chapel, a baroque work by the Genoese architect Filippo Parodi, a pupil of Bernini." (Nomination file, p. 115)
Par force hunting landscape Eremitageslottet
Paraty and Ilha Grande There are four important historic baroque churches in Paraty (wiki)
Paris, Banks of the Seine Les Invalides
Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro The Hall of Realms, the last remnant of the baroque Palace of "el buen Retiro".
Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
Plantin-Moretus Museum "Criterion (iv): As an outstanding example of the relationship between the living environment of a family during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, the world of work and the world of commerce, the Plantin-Moretus Complex is of unrivalled documentary value relating to significant periods of European history: the Renaissance, the Baroque and Classicism. (Official description)
Prague St. Nicholas Church (Old Town Square) and St. Nicholas Cathedral and many other buildings
Quedlinburg The three-story half-timbered house "Börse" was built by master carpenter Andreas Besen in the Baroque style. An inscription cites its year of construction as 1683.
Rammelsberg and Goslar "The town was not significantly damaged in World War II and so the historic centre has survived intact, with its original medieval layout and many Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque buildings of high quality." (AB Ev)
Ravenna The dome of the Church of San Vitale "is decorated with baroque frescoes executed in 1778-82, and in stark contrast to the architectonic purity of the structure." (AB Ev)
Regensburg Carmelite Church of St. Joseph, Löschenkohl town house
Residences of the Royal House of Savoy As a result of the impetus of Emmanuel-Philibert, his successors developed a vast building programme throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, giving the town and its region a Baroque style, the pivot of which is the residences. (AB ev)
Rome "it was in Rome that Baroque art was born and then spread throughout Europe and to other continents." (OUV)
Route of Santiago de Compostela Sobrado Abbey: "The monumental new Baroque abbey church was dedicated in 1708."
Røros The Baroque church with its white-washed walls (AB ev extension)
Salamanca Plaza Mayor: "was built in the traditional Spanish baroque style"
Salvador de Bahia "the Baroque intricacy of the Church and Convent of São Francisco and the Church of the Third Order of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People" (wiki)
Salzburg Many buildings including Salzburg Cathedral
San Antonio Missions Church at Mission Concepción: late baroque style of New Spain (AB ev)
San Miguel de Allende Sanctuary of Jesús de Nazareno de Atotonilco
Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca Carmen de la Asuncion Church
Santa Cruz de Mompox Santa Barbara Church, dome and bell tower
Santiago de Compostela The High Altar reflects the magnificent intervention of baroque architecture in the Romanesque space. (off website)
Segovia Church of San Esteban: "Baroque interior rebuilt after fire, 18th century
Siena The Chigi Chapel in the Cathedral, the Chapel of the Madonna del Rosario, San Donato, Oratory of Sant'Antonio da Padova, Santa Maria in Provenzano, among others
St. Petersburg Petrodvorec Palace
Strasbourg Palais Rohan
Syracuse "The group of monuments and archaeological sites situated in Syracuse (between the nucleus of Ortygia and the vestiges located throughout the urban area) is the finest example of outstanding architectural creation encompassing several cultural influences (Greek, Roman and Baroque)." (Official description – Criterion iv) – A remarkable example of Baroque architecture is the façade of the Cathedral, classified as "High Sicilian Baroque"
São Francisco Square Church and Santa Casa da Misericordia: "baroque ornamentation" (AB ev)
The Porticoes of Bologna The Meloncello arch is one of the most brilliant examples of Bolognese Baroque architecture (nom file)
Torun Holy Spirit Church
Trinity Sergius Lavra The Palace of the Metropolitan and other 17th century additions
University of Coimbra lavish Baroque-style Coimbra University Library (AB ev)
Upper Middle Rhine Valley Ehrenbreitstein in Koblenz
Val di Noto
Vatican City "an ideal and exemplary religious and palatial creation of the Renaissance and of Baroque art" (OUV)
Venice and its Lagoon Many buildings among them Maria della Salute
Vienna Saint Charles' Church, Jesuit Church, Domenican Church, St Peter's Church
Villa d'Este Some Baroque works (including Bernini's) were added and are fully preserved (nom file)
Vilnius most of the churches
Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont several palaces at Nizza Monferrato such as Palazzo De Benedetto and Palazzo Crova
Wachau Cultural Landscape Melk Abbey, Gottweig Abbey
Willemstad "In the 18th century the so-called Curaçao Baroque architecture evolved, with facades in a wide variety of forms, the curved gable being the unifying feature.” - AB Evaluation
Würzburg Residence
Yuso and Suso Monasteries Interior of Yuso
Zacatecas The Cathedral (1730-60) is a highly decorated Baroque structure (AB ev)
Žatec – Landscape of Hops "The mostly two-storey Baroque and Renaissance fabric..." (AB ev)


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