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“It consists of carved rock in a style called "churrigueresque" and, besides being very beautiful, is interesting because it mixes traditional Catholic symbols with classic Inca symbols.”
“It's facade is intricately carved in the style known as churrigueresque, common here because of the Spanish influence that dates back for centuries.”
“Art: You can find several neoclasic altarpieces, oil paintings and a chapel dedicated to the Rosario´s Virgin with a singular churrigueresque wooden altarpiece.”
“Automobiles and buses travel end on end all day, and in the cemetery itself there are lemonade stands and tintype photographers making a splendid day on arm-in-arm lovers and family groups backed by a pretentious marble slab or a churrigueresque flower arbor.”
“My father, who did not much like churrigueresque flamboyance, replied, 'They might use it as a model for a wedding cake, but hardly for a church.' in this matter I sided with my mother, and although later I was to see such awe-inspiring cathedrals as Chartres and Salisbury, I always thought that our cathedral in Toledo was the most angelic I had ever seen.”
“My father, who did not much like churrigueresque flamboyance, replied, - Mey might use it as a model for a wedding cake, but hardly for a church. ”
“Experts from New York and London had termed our cathedral 'the acknowledged masterpiece of churrigueresque design.”
“And in 1760 it was an Archbishop Palafox who tore down the old faqade of the cathedral, replacing it with the rns ble churrigueresque masterpiece of which I have already spoken.”
“Our church did not conquer and convert the Indians because we had the delicate churrigueresque architecture that John Clay held to be the essence of Catholicism in Mexico.”
“The earnest Spanish bishop who built the cathedral had had a daughter who played a role in my lineage; the later bishop who had construc - ted the churrigueresque fa~ade had had a son; and the great bishop who had built the aqueduct had sired fifteen children, one of whom served as an ancestor.”
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