Spanish Gothic architecture


Spanish Gothic architecture

Spanish Gothic architecture is the style of architecture prevalent in Spain in the Late Medieval period.

equence of Gothic styles: Spain

The designations of styles in Spanish Gothic architecture are as follows. Dates are approximative.

* Early Gothic (twelfthth century)
* High Gothic (thirteenth century)
* Mudejar Gothic (from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries)
* Levantino Gothic (fourteenth century)
* Flamboyant/Late Gothic (fifteenth century)
* Isabelline Gothic (fifteenth century)

Gothic style started in Spain as a result of Central european influence in twelfth century when late Romanesque alternated with few expressions of pure Gothic architecture. The High Gothic arrives with all its strength through the Way of Saint James in the thirteenth century, with some of the most pure classical Gothic cathedrals, with German and French influence. The most important post−thirteenth-century Gothic styles in Spain are the Levantino, characterized by its structural achievements and the unification of space, and Isabelline Gothic, made under the Catholic Kings, that supposed a transition to Renaissance. Gothic style was sometimes adopted by the Mudejar architects, who built with european techniques and spanish-Arab decorations and created an hybrid style.

Early Gothic
*Cathedral of ÁvilaHigh Gothic
*Cathedral of Burgos
*Cathedral of León
*Cathedral of ToledoMudejar Gothic
*Cathedral of San Salvador, in Zaragoza Levantino Gothic
*La Seu (cathedral) of Palma de Mallorca
*Lonja de la Seda in Valencia
*Santa María del Mar of BarcelonaFlamboyant/Late Gothic
*Cathedral of Oviedo
*Cathedral of SevillaIsabelline Gothic
*Saint John of The Kings in Toledo
*Royal Chapel of Granada

ee also

* Gothic architecture
* Romanesque architecture
* Cathedral architecture of Western Europe


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