Baroque Architectue - Baroque Sevilla

santa maría la blanca

As a multi-tiered reaction to all that the Renaissance stood for, the Baroque period offered a totally different approach to life, art, and, of course, architecture. In fact, architects essentially threw out the stricter classic forms that dominated the Renaissance. The result? Dazzling displays of twisting columns, altered shapes, and highly stylized façades. Stop by and admire some of Sevilla's numerous Baroque churches – Santa María la Blanca and El Salvador are a couple of good ones to start out with – and let yourself be wowed by the sensational ornamentation.