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.

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Arequipa Facade of the Jesuit church of La Compania, among others
Cordoba stalls of the Cathedral Choir
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


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