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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.

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  • It's facade is intricately carved in the style known as churrigueresque, common here because of the Spanish influence that dates back for centuries.

    La Valencia - one of Guanajuato's richest silver mines

  • Art: You can find several neoclasic altarpieces, oil paintings and a chapel dedicated to the Rosario┬┤s Virgin with a singular churrigueresque wooden altarpiece.

    A Patzcuaro Picture

  • 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.

    The Mexican Day of the Dead and the Skeleton at the Feast by Elizabeth Carmichael and Chloe Sayer

  • 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.

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  • 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. '

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  • Experts from New York and London had termed our cathedral 'the acknowledged masterpiece of churrigueresque design.'

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    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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