Found project: Valladolid Cathedral


    Project : Valladolid Cathedral

    Language variant : Catedral de Valladolid

    Architect : Herrera, Juan de

    Completion: 1668 (consecration)

    Locality : Valladolid

    Country : Spain

    Building style : Renaissance

    Description :

    Like all the buildings of the late Spanish Renaissance built by Herrera and his followers, the Cathedral of Valladolid is known for its purist and sober decoration, its style being the typical Spanish “clasicismo”, also called “Herrerian”. Using classical and renaissance decorative motives, Herrerian buildings are characterized by their extremely sober decorations, its formal austerity, and its like for monumentality.

    Had the building been finished, it would have been one of the biggest cathedrals in Spain. When the building was started, Valladolid was the de facto capital of Spain, housing king Philip II and his court. However, due to strategical and geopolitical reasons, by the 1560s the capital was moved to Madrid, thus Valladolid losing its political and economical relevance.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Golden_Age (June 17, 2011).


    “Alberto Churriguera finished the Cathedral of Valladolid (1729) and his work here was good, for, without destroying Herrera’s cold majesty, he managed to introduce an occasional Churrigueresque ‘twist’.”

    Bevan, Bernard: History of Spanish architecture. B. T. Batsford, London 1938, p. 161.

    Ed. Heikki Nikkinen



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