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Baroque Architecture
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Your mission if you choose to accept it, is to find either an original Baroque or Rococo (Late-Baroque) building or structure to post in this category.
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Baroque architectural style originating in late 16th-century Italy and lasting in some regions, notably in Central Europe (Austria, Czech lands, Germany and Hungary) and colonial South America, until the end of 18th century. It had its origins in the Counter-Reformation, when the Catholic Church launched an overtly emotional and sensory appeal to the faithful through art and architecture. Complex architectural plan shapes, often based on the oval, and the dynamic opposition and interpenetration of spaces were favoured to heighten the feeling of motion and sensuality. Other characteristic qualities include grandeur, drama and contrast (especially in lighting), curvaceousness, and an often dizzying array of rich surface treatments, twisting elements, and gilded statuary. Architects unabashedly applied bright colours and illusory, vividly painted ceilings. Outstanding practitioners in Italy included Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Carlo Maderno, Francesco Borromini, and Guarino Guarini. Classical elements subdued Baroque architecture in France. In central Europe, the Baroque arrived late but flourished in the works of such architects as Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (Austria), Kilian Ignáz Diezenhorfer or Jan Santini-Aichl (Czech lands). Its impact in Britain can be seen in the works of Christopher Wren. The late Baroque style is often referred to as Rococo or, in Spain and Spanish America, as Churrigueresque.

Important features of Baroque architecture include:

  • long, narrow naves are replaced by broader, occasionally circular forms
  • dramatic use of light, either strong light-and-shade contrasts, chiaroscuro effects, or uniform lighting by means of several windows
  • opulent use of ornaments, plaster or stucco, marble or faux finishing
  • large-scale ceiling frescoes
  • the external façade is often characterized by a dramatic central projection
  • the interior is often no more than a shell for painting and sculpture (especially in the late Baroque or Rococo)
  • illusory effects like trompe l'oeil and the blending of painting and architecture in the Bavarian, Czech, Polish, and Ukrainian Baroque, pear domes are ubiquitous
  • Marian and Holy Trinity columns are erected in Catholic countries, often in thanksgiving for ending a plague

      Typical examples of classical Baroque architecture:

Further detail infromation you can find here:
Baroque Architecture in Wikipedia
Rococo in Wikipedia
Real-Virtual: Baroque Architecture


Your mission is to find either an Baroque (and Rococo - which is often classified as late Baroque style) building or structure to post in this category. Focus Your interest to any interesting Baroque architecture: churches, chateaux, palaces, burgerhouses, town halls, watch towers and Baroque fortifications, Baroque garden architecture, city gates, Marian and Holy Trinity column... Please consider the era when this architecture appeared (16th century to circa 1795). Structures appearing after this time period will not be accepted...

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Before convent,now church and museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 4/13/2021

last visited: 4/14/2021

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Baroque ArchitectureSan Nicolás - A Coruña, Galicia, España

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Baroque style in this church

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 4/12/2021

last visited: 4/12/2021

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Baroque ArchitectureIglesia Parroquial de San Jorge Igrexa Parroquial de San Xurxo - A Coruña, Galicia, España

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Church BIC since 1975

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 4/9/2021

last visited: 4/9/2021

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The Cornide house is a historic building located in the Old City of La Coruña.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 3/2/2021

last visited: never

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Baroque ArchitecturePalacio de Capitanía - A Coruña, Galicia, España

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The Captaincy Palace is a Baroque building located in the Old City of A Coruña.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 4/12/2021

last visited: 4/14/2021

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Baroque ArchitectureConvento de San Domingos (La Coruña) - A Coruña, Galicia, España

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Baroque of dominicans

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 4/12/2021

last visited: 4/14/2021

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Baroque ArchitecturePazo de Mariñán - Bergondo, A Coruña, Galicia, España

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Baroque pazo with gardens that are BIC since 1972

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 7/14/2021

last visited: 7/15/2021

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Baroque ArchitectureIglesia San Domingos - Betanzos, A Coruña, Galicia, España

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from 16 but barroque chapel

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 9/14/2021

last visited: 9/15/2021

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Baroque ArchitectureMonastery of San Martiño Pinario - Santiago de Compostela, ES

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The monastery of San Martiño Pinario is a Benedictine monastery in the city of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. It is the second largest monastery in Spain after San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 9/21/2020

last visited: never

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Baroque ArchitectureMonastery of San Paio de Antealtares - Santiago de Compostela, ES

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The Monastery of San Paio de Antealtares is the Plaza de la Quintana in the city of Santiago de Compostela.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 9/21/2020

last visited: never

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Baroque ArchitectureIgrexa de San Fructuoso - Santiago de Compostela, ES

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The Iglesia de San Fructuoso is located in the Historic center of the city of Santiago de Compostela, close to the Cathedral.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 9/21/2020

last visited: never

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Baroque ArchitectureFonte dos Cabalos - Santiago de Compostela, ES

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The Fonte dos Cavalos is located in the Pratarías Square in front of the cathedral. It is a monumental fountain in the Compostela Baroque style.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 9/21/2020

last visited: never

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Baroque ArchitectureCasa do Cabido - Santiago de Compostela, ES

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Casa do Cabido is a historic house in Santiago de Compostela, Province of A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, facing the Praza de Praterías.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 9/21/2020

last visited: never

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Baroque ArchitectureIglesia del Pilar - Santiago de Compostela, ES

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The Church of Nossa Senhora do Pilar is a Baroque-style Catholic temple in the city of Santiago de Compostela.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 9/21/2020

last visited: never

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Baroque ArchitectureFachada catedral - Mondoñedo, Lugo, Galicia, España

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Baroque façade in Catedral

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 4/22/2021

last visited: 4/27/2021

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Baroque ArchitectureRetablo Catedral - Mondoñedo, Lugo, Galicia, España

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Rococó Altarpiece in the Cathedral

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 5/5/2021

last visited: 5/5/2021

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Baroque ArchitectureFountain Castro Sampedro Gardens - Pontevedra, Galicia, España

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Baroque fountain of XVI century

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 9/30/2020

last visited: 9/30/2020

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Baroque ArchitectureCapela da Virxe Peregrina, Pontevedra - Spain

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The "Capela da Virxe Peregrina" built in 1778 is a highly unusual building situated in the "Praza de Peregrina" Church of the pilgrim, Pontevedra (square of the pilgrim) which is part of the larger Ferreria square

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 1/23/2014

last visited: 9/14/2019

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Baroque ArchitectureFuente Parque de San Lázaro - Ourense, Galicia, España

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Barroque fountain from Oseira Monastery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 12/26/2020

last visited: 12/26/2020

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Baroque ArchitectureFuente-pozo da Praza do Ferro - Ourense, Galicia, España

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Barroque fountain changed of place in the XIX century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 8/19/2020

last visited: 8/17/2020

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Baroque ArchitectureIglesia de Santa Eufemia - Ourense, SP

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Roman Catholic Church dedicated to St Euphemia in the city of Ourence.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 7/28/2020

last visited: 8/13/2020

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Baroque ArchitectureFonte da Alameda - Ourense, Galicia, España

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Baroque fountain from Oseira

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 12/26/2020

last visited: 12/27/2020

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Baroque ArchitectureCárcere da coroa - Ourence, SP

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Former episcopal prison, its façade mantains the Bishop's beautiful coat of arms.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 7/31/2020

last visited: 8/20/2020

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Baroque ArchitectureIglesia de San Pedro - Moreiras, Toén, Ourense, Galicia, España

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Church BIC since 1982, with Romanesque , baroque and Renaissance

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 8/23/2020

last visited: 8/24/2020

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Baroque Architecturesantuario Nosa Señora do Val de Poulo - Gomesende, Ourense, Galicia, España

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Incomplete baroque building important in peregrination.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 2/18/2021

last visited: 2/18/2021

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