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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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Heythrop Park Hall was built in 1706 in the Baroque style.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MTBpointer

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/24/2021

last visited: never

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Baroque ArchitectureEaston Neston - Nr Towcester, Northamptonshire, UK

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Easton Neston is one of the Great Buildings of the World and it stands in a large estate in Northamptonshire.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/4/2009

last visited: 10/22/2009

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Baroque ArchitectureAmpthill Park House - Ampthill Park, Bedfordshire, UK

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Standing on this impressive estate is Ampthill Park House.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/4/2009

last visited: 2/25/2010

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Baroque ArchitectureThe Pavilion - Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedfordshire, UK

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This gorgeous, garden building lies in Wrest Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/1/2010

last visited: 6/25/2015

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Baroque ArchitectureNorth Bank of the Thames Gate -- Victoria Embankment gardens, City of Westminster, London, UK

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This impressive gate marked the North bank of the Thames from the 1600s to 1862

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/21/2016

last visited: 7/17/2016

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Baroque ArchitectureSt John's - Smith Square, London, UK

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Built in 1728, St. John's Smith Square is considered the finest example of English baroque architecture.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/9/2012

last visited: 10/21/2011

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Baroque ArchitectureChrist Church Greyfriars -- City of London, UK

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Christ Church Greyfriars, rebuilt in the English Baroque style by famed London architect Christopher Wren, was destroyed in the Blitz during WWII.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/3/2016

last visited: 7/26/2016

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Baroque ArchitectureChurch of St. Andrew by the Wardrobe (City of London)

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Baroque church of St. Andrew by the Wardrobe, situated in London' Queen Victoria Street, is one (...and the last built) of many churches designed by Sir Christopher Wren after Great Fire of London in 1666.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/5/2014

last visited: 11/10/2014

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Baroque ArchitectureTemple Bar Gate - Paternoster Square (London)

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Temple Bar Gate in Paternoster Square, the only surviving gateway to the City of London, is work of leading architect of English Baroque - Sir Christopher Wren.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/2/2014

last visited: 2/1/2018

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Baroque ArchitectureQueen Anne in front of St. Paul's Cathedral (London, UK)

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Beautiful Baroque statue of Queen Anne, work of sculptor Francis Bird, you can find in the front of St. Paul's Cathedral in London...

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/2/2014

last visited: 9/17/2020

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Baroque ArchitectureSt. Paul's Cathedral - London, England, UK

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Construction began on this, the fifth, St. Paul's Cathedral in 1677.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/30/2009

last visited: 6/28/2002

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Baroque ArchitectureThe Guild Church of St. Benet - Paul's Wharf (London, UK)

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Baroque Guild Church of St. Benet, a work of prominent court architect Christopher Wren, is the Welsh Anglican church of the City of London.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/3/2014

last visited: 7/17/2016

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Baroque ArchitectureCollege of Arms (London, UK)

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The depicted beautiful building of College of Arms, corporation of the Royal heralds of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, is a nice example of late-Baroque brick architecture with touch of Classicism, so typical for United Kingdom.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/4/2014

last visited: 7/17/2016

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Baroque ArchitectureSt Vedast alias Foster -- City of London, UK

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One of many Baroque Wren churches in London, St Vedast alias Foster is known for its beautiful steeple

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/19/2016

last visited: 9/20/2016

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Baroque ArchitectureTower of the St. Augustine Church - Watling Street (London)

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Depicted austere stone Baroque belfry is only remained part of St. Augustine Church in Watling Street in London' centre...

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/1/2014

last visited: 2/1/2018

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Baroque ArchitectureChurch of St. Nicholas Cole Abbey (City of London)

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Baroque church of St. Nicholas Cole Abbey, situated in London' Queen Victoria Street, is one of many churches designed by Sir Christopher Wren after Great Fire of London in 1666.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/3/2014

last visited: 7/17/2016

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Baroque ArchitectureSt. Mary Somerset bell tower (City of London)

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Depicted Baroque bell tower with unique pinnacles, the only remaining part of former Church of St. Mary Somerset, is hidden among buldings of modern administrative complex in London's Queenhithe ward.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/3/2014

last visited: 12/4/2015

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Baroque ArchitectureSt Lawrence Jewry -- Guildhall Yard, City of London, UK

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One of the many Baroque Wren Churches on London, St Lawrence Jewry is located at the London Guildhall Yard

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/3/2016

last visited: 7/26/2016

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Baroque ArchitectureSt. James Garlickhythe - City of London (London)

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Baroque St. James Garlickhythe Church (nicknamed ‘Wren’s lantern’), one of the most beautiful works of Christopher Wren in London, is located in Vintry ward of the City of London.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/5/2016

last visited: 2/11/2016

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Baroque ArchitectureSt. Peter upon Cornhill - City of London (London)

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Inconspicuous and hidden among 19th century buildings, but by early medieval founding one of the oldest London' churches - it is Baroque Church of St. Peter upon Cornhill located on the corner of Cornhill and Gracechurch Street in the City of London.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/1/2016

last visited: 2/1/2016

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Baroque ArchitectureMonument to the Great Fire of London - City of London (London)

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Stunning late-Baroque Monument to the Great Fire of London, work of famous architect Christopher Wren, is one of the key historic and architectural landmarks of London's City...

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/5/2016

last visited: 8/3/2018

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Baroque ArchitectureSt. Magnus the Martyr Church (City of London)

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St. Magnus the Martyr Church, work of leading architect of English Baroque Christopher Wren, is thanks to its tall decorative steeple one of the most interesting Baroque churches in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/2/2014

last visited: 9/9/2017

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