This ornate architectural style was popular in Spain and its American colonies during the 16th century. It made lavish use of ornamental motifs - Gothic, Renaissance and even Moorish - unrelated to the building to which they were applied.

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Casa de Montejo
Picture and description by Richard D. Perry of the finest civil example of the Spanish Plateresque style in Mexico, from Exploring Colonial Mexico.
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