from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a style of baroque architecture of Spain and its Latin-American colonies, characterized by elaborate and extravagant decoration.
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- adj. Relating to a Spanish baroque architectural style that started in the late 17th century to the early 18th century; characterized by flamboyant ornamentation
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Noting an elaborate phase of the baroque style in architecture which originated in Spain in the seventeenth century.
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- adj. having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation
The Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas in downtown Durango is built in a high Baroque style known as Churrigueresque.
The Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas in downtown Durango is built in a high Baroque style known as Churrigueresque. This style came about at the end of the Spanish Renaissance. © Jeffrey R. Bacon, 2009
Elaborate and extravagant decoration and intricate details — especially in surface ornamentation — characterize Churrigueresque architecture.
The cathedral represents one of the most important examples of extreme Churrigueresque architectural style in northern Mexico.
One may observe the Churrigueresque style in the front and side entrances of the cathedral.
It is an exquisite example of Churrigueresque architecture.
Construction on the Churrigueresque style church was begun in 1695.
He brought the ultra-Baroque style of architecture known as Churrigueresque to Mexico, and one of its notable features is the estipite which has been used throughout the country.
The facade, depicting Christ and the 12 apostles, is one of the finest examples of Churrigueresque architecture in Mexico.
The church of Santo Domingo, built as a Jesuit church (1746-9) but turned over to the Dominicans when the Jesuits were expelled in 1767, has a particularly interesting interior with 8 Churrigueresque gilded wooden "retablos" or altarpieces, with fine sculptures and paintings.
You can see it everywhere in Zacatecas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site - in the elaborate wrought iron filigree baloneys, the Churrigueresque style façade of the ultra elaborate pink cantera stone Cathedral with its two peak towers and in the Plaza de Armas, just across the street, a private residence built in 1727 that is now a public building.