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Of or relating to a style of baroque architecture of Spain and its Latin-American colonies, characterized by elaborate and extravagant decoration.

[Spanish churrigueresco, after José Benito Churriguera (1665-1725), Spanish architect.]
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(ˌtʃʊərɪɡəˈrɛsk) or


(Architecture) of or relating to a style of baroque architecture of Spain in the late 17th and early 18th centuries
[C19: from Spanish churrigueresco in the style of José Churriguera (1650–1725), Spanish architect and sculptor]
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(ˌtʃʊər i gəˈrɛsk)

(often cap.) of or pertaining to the lavishly detailed baroque architecture of Spain and its colonies in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
[1835–45; < French < Sp churrigueresco, after JoséChurriguera (1650–1725), architect and sculptor]
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A lavishly exuberant Spanish baroque style named after three prolific architect brothers. Its chairs were usually leather upholstered and the decoration’s abundant inlaid features influenced Spanish colonial patterns.
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Adj.1.Churrigueresque - having elaborate symmetrical ornamentationchurrigueresque - having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation; "the building...frantically baroque"-William Dean Howells
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
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Similarly, he veers towards the ornamental excesses of the Churrigueresque style and the fin-de-siecle sonic richness of Strauss's waltzes.
Its ornate exterior, designed in the elaborate Spanish churrigueresque style, abounded with carved bison, steer heads, and allegorical figures playing stringed instruments, while the interior scheme was inspired by John Ruskin's 1841 fairy tale King of the Golden River.
This is a bit of a surprise, since before these California missions were going up, architects throughout Mexico and Spain were going wild with the churrigueresque style in which every square inch of every available surface is decorated with cherubs, angels, and whatever else the artisans felt like carving that day.
The church of Santa Monica, which is intricately carved in the Churrigueresque style, was completed about 1720.