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Date

1-1-1988

Description

The Metropolitan Cathedral is a mix of Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical architectural design. The cathedral's construction was initiated by Claudio de Arciniega in 1573, and continued for another 250 years by various architects. The layout of the building itself is Classical, and the more decorative external and internal features are Baroque. The main altar in the cathedral is called the "Altar of the Kings" and was built by Jerónimo de Balbás in 1718-1737.

Notes

Bibliography: Brillembourg, Carlos F. "Latin American Architecture." Encyclopedia Britannica Online, 2016, www.britannica.com/art/Latin-American-architecture#ref996114. Accessed 30 Mar. 2016. Mautner, Carlos Rincón. "Mexico City - Administration and Society." Encyclopedia Britannica Online, 2016, www.britannica.com/place/Mexico-City/Administration-and-society#ref965045. Accessed 30 Mar. 2016 Flentrop, Dirk Andries. "The Organs of Mexico City Cathedral Smithsonian Insitution Press, 1986. pp. 1.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1573

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Creator 3 Dates

1718-1737

Creator 3 Role

Architect

Building Type

Cathedral

Building Style

Baroque

Subject Headings

Religious architecture; Church architecture -- Mexico City, Mexico; Cathedrals; Architecture, Baroque; Mexico City

Country Name

Mexico

Region Name

Valley of Mexico

City Name

Mexico City

Street Address

Plaza de la Constitución S/N, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Ciudad de México

Keywords

architectural heritage, cathedral, capital city, street scene, ultrabaroque, Churrigueresque

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