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Arcos de la Frontera
04-MAY-2012

Arcos de la Frontera

This church-basilica rises up between the pure and simple whitewashed houses, as a rich and uninhibited combination of Mudejar, Gothic, Plateresque, Renaissance and Baroque styles. The present appearance of the Basilica of Santa María de la Asunción in Arcos de la Frontera is due to construction work carried out in the 15th and 16th centuries. Apart from the Mudejar details, its style is a transition from late Gothic to Plateresque Renaissance.
It is an open-plan church, with three naves sharing the same height and a monumental sanctuary, designed by the architect Diego de Riaño, with the collaboration of Juan Gil de Hontañón and Alonso Rodríguez, who was succeeded by Martín de Gaínza.
Its interior is fully late Gothic, while the Renaissance style is also present, especially in the splendid main Plateresque façade. The unfinished tower, as well as the buttresses, are Baroque (17th-18th centuries).

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Walter O. Koenig14-Dec-2012 16:39
Fascinating and unusual details on this facade. "V"
Jim Coffman14-Dec-2012 14:14
An amazing structure with very fine detail..
CM Kwan14-Dec-2012 12:08
This is very nice, Jose! V
Stephanie14-Dec-2012 11:43
Beautiful architecture! V
Tom LeRoy14-Dec-2012 09:50
A fine shot of the church-basilica. V
Yvonne14-Dec-2012 09:27
A magnificent building and fascinating history, beautifully captured! v
hge5414-Dec-2012 06:57
Spectacular. Spain has certainly had many cultures over the millenia.V
Vickie BROWN14-Dec-2012 06:26
A grand archeticture! V
Frank Tran14-Dec-2012 06:13
Nice capture! V+
Gérard Koehl14-Dec-2012 05:31
Magnifique architecture. V
janescottcumming14-Dec-2012 05:10
A fine looking building! I'd like to see a close up of that front door.
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