Baroque Architecture in Zaragoza

Beginning in Italy in the 17th century, the Baroque movement began within the Catholic church and was said to be a response to the Protestant Reformation. It was basically a reversal and rejection of all that arose from the prior Renaissance movement. Artists and architects alike sought to make more of a connection with emotion rather than intellect. Colour, light and shade, domes, twisted columns, stunning staircases, sculpture and large ceiling frescoes were used to create an overall intensity for interiors. Building façades were also extremely opulent and, with their exuberance, were meant to create a dramatic effect and demonstrate the wealth and power of the Church. The most outstanding examble of Baroque architecture in Zaragoza is the massive Basilica of Pilar in the old historic center. Don't miss the Goya frescoes on the domes inside.


Basilica of the Pilar  
Pilar Square   

Chuch of Santo Tomás de Aquino (Escuelas Pías)
Cesar Augusto Avenue, 41

Church of la Mantería           
San Roque Square

Church of Nuestra Señora del Portillo         
Portillo Square, 11

Church of Real Seminario de San Carlos Borromeo.          
San Carlos Square, 5

Church of San Felipe and Santiago el Menor.
San Felipe Square


Church of San Ildefonso o de Santiago el Mayor.
Cesar Augusto Avenue, 21

Church of San juan de los Panetes  
Salduba Street, 8

Church of San Nicolás de Bari.        
San Nicolas Square

Church of Santa Cruz
Espoz y Mina Street, 18

Church of Santa Isabel de Portugal o San Cayetano
Justicia Square, 1


Church of the Fecetas
Santa Lucía street, 5

Ntra. Sra. de Gracia Hospital
Ramón y Cajal Street, 60

Palacio de Villahermosa
Predicadores street, 58