MADRID ARCHITECTURE Series: The Era of Baroque

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7 Sep, 2014
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The grandiose, sensuous, dramatic and exuberant Baroque architecture began to resonate in Europe in the late sixteenth century, making the scene first in Italy as a manifestation and even as an instrument of the Counter-Reformation. In Spain, after Philip II moved his court from Valladolid to Madrid in 1561, many new buildings whose architecture was Baroque with distinctive Spanish characteristics emerged in the Spanish kingdom’s new seat of power.