Plateresque - definition of Plateresque by The Free Dictionary
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Of or relating to a style of 16th-century Spanish architecture characterized by lavish ornamentation in a variety of motifs, especially Gothic, Renaissance, and Moorish.
[Spanish plateresco, in the manner of a silversmith, Plateresque, from platero, silversmith, from plata, silver; see platina.]
(Architecture) architect relating to the 16th century Spanish architecture and art which is characterized by rich ornamentation in the style of a silversmith
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travel/wme16058 Madrid Salamanca & Toledo April 25 and June 3 2010, seven days from pounds 599 Salamanca, home to one of Europe's oldest universities, boasts a wealth of lovely buildings and a highly ornate style of architecture known as Plateresque
The stylistic input belonged to the high B aroque era with Mannerist or Plateresque
ornamentation on the facades - as was the rage in Spain at the time.
Completed in 1788, the outside is decorated with elaborate Churrigueresque carvings while the inside features three altars done in ornate Plateresque
, Baroque and Chiaroscuro styles.