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Architecture of Spain

09 October 2009

1575 – Ayuntamiento, Toledo, Spain

Architect: Juan Herrera The townhall or Ayuntamiento is a fine building in a Spanish baroque style, complete with square corner turrets. Its distinctive shape took many years to carry out, as its construction...

09 October 2009

1576 – Puerta del Cambron, Toledo, Spain

Originally a Muslim doorway which has been heavily altered. In its current version it dates from 1576, and was built on a square base, with an interior patio surrounded by four towers covered...

13 July 2010

1598 – Puente del Mar, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Francisco Figuerola / Javier Goerlich Puente del Mar (translated “Sea Bridge”) was for centuries the natural route over the now-diverted river to the port. It was rebuilt after flooding in 1591 that...

07 October 2009

15th C – Iglesia de San Vicente, Toledo, Spain

Architect: There only remains the apse from the Mudejar church, known in Toledo as the Cubillo (Tower) of San Vicente. The body of the church was rebuilt in the 14th and 15th Centuries,...

06 October 2009

15th C – Iglesia de Sta Ana, Granada, Andalusia, Spain

Architect: The Church of St Anne, built in the 15th Century on top of a mosque; it is a simple building with a fine ornate doorway and belltower.

03 December 2009

15th C. – Palau de la Generalitat, Barcelona

Seat of the regional Catalan government, the Palau de la Generalitat dates from the early 15th century but has been remodelled over the centuries. The facade shown is a late 15th century development...

09 October 2009

1601 – Palma Cathedral, Mallorca, Spain

The Seo was build on the site of an existing Arab mosque. The legend has it that one night in 1229, as Jaime I was on his way to recapture Majorca, his fleet...

09 December 2009

1643 – Palacio de Santa Cruz, Madrid

Architect: Juan Bautista Crescendi The Palacio de Santa Cruz was built between 1629 and 1643 by Juan Bautista Crescendi. The palace originally served as the royal prison. Many waited here for the verdict...

06 October 2009

1715 – Cathedral, Granada, Andalusia, Spain

Architect: Diego de SiloƩ Diego de SiloƩ began its construction but the main part of the building was erected according to his plans between 1597 and 1715, the year which saw the completion...