Plateresque, meaning "in the manner of a silversmith", was an artistic movement, especially architectural, traditionally held to be exclusive to Spain and its territories, which appeared between the late Gothic and early Renaissance in the late 15th century, and spread over the next two centuries. The style is characterized by ornate decorative facades covered with floral designs, chandeliers, festoons, fantastic creatures and all sorts of configurations. (wiki)

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Alcala de Henares The facade of the Colegio Mayor de San Ildefonso
Burgos Cathedral The Gate of la Pellejería of the Cathedral
Cuenca Several chapels in the Cathedral
Granada Patio de la Chancilleria (AB ev extension 1994)
Puebla Casa del Que Mato al Animal
Salamanca Various buildings, including The Tower of Guadramiro, The facade of the New Cathedral of Salamanca, The Casa de las Conchas
Salvador de Bahia Church of the Third Order of Saint Francis: "It is noted for its distinctive Plateresque-style façade, an example unique in Brazil." (wiki)
San Cristobal de La Laguna Door of Church of Santo Domingo de Guzman
Santa Maria de Guadalupe "there is an impressive portal of 1520-24 in Plateresque style" (unesco website)
Santiago de Compostela The Hospital of the Catholic Monarchs
Santo Domingo Cathedral of Santa María la Menor: one of the doors and the high altar chiseled out of silver
Zacatecas Church of San Agustin: It has a plateresque facade decorated with a bas-relief. (wikivoyage)


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