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Baroque Architecture : Buildings

Architectural Projects from around the World – notably Sixteenth Century Structures

Baroque Buildings

This page contains a selection of major Baroque building designs, and a few Neo-Baroque designs. e-architect have picked key Baroque Buildings, principally in western Europe, with a focus on late sixteenth century Italian architecture.

Famous Baroque Building

St Paul’s Cathedral, London, England
Architect: Sir Christopher Wren
St Pauls Cathedral Building
photo © Adrian Welch
St Paul’s Cathedral Building
Summary of key aspects of the building:
– Church of England cathedral
– seat of the Bishop of London
– dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604.
– St Paul’s sits at the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London
– present church dating from the late 17th century
– built to an English Baroque design of Sir Christopher Wren
– as part of a major rebuilding program which took place in the city after the Great Fire of London
– one of the most famous and most recognisable sights of London
– dominating the skyline for 300 years.

At 365 feet (111m) high, it was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1962. The dome is also among the highest in the world. In terms of area, St Paul’s is the 2nd largest church building in the United Kingdom after Liverpool Cathedral.

Baroque Architecture

Key Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

Christ Church Spitalfields, London, UK
Design: Nicholas Hawksmoor, Architect
Christ Church Spitalfields
photo © Adrian Welch

Church of St George, London, UK
Design: John James
Church of St George
photo © Adrian Welch

Gesù, Rome, Italy

Gesu church
picture © Adrian Welch

Palazzo Barberini, Rome, Italy

Palazzo Barberini
photo © Isabelle Lomholt

Palazzo di Montecitorio, Rome, Italy
Design: Bernini; Carlo Fontana
Palazzo di Montecitorio
image © Adrian Welch

Palazzo di Quirinale, Rome, Italy

Palazzo di Quirinale
photo © Isabelle Lomholt

Palazzi e Musei Vaticani, Rome, Italy

Palazzi e Musei Vaticani
picture © Isabelle Lomholt

Palazzo Farnese, Rome, Italy

Palazzo Farnese
photo © Adrian Welch

Palazzo Venezia, Rome, Italy

Palazzo Venezia
photo © AW

Palazzo Massimo, Rome, Italy

Palazzo Massimo
picture © Adrian Welch

Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome, Italy
Design: Michelangelo
Piazza del Campidoglio
picture © Adrian Welch

Piazza San Pietro, Rome, Italy
Design: Bernini
Piazza San Pietro
picture © AW

St John Lateran, Rome, Italy

St John Lateran
picture © Isabelle Lomholt

San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, Rome
Design: Borromini
San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
picture © Adrian Welch

Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, Italy

Santa Maria Maggiore
picture © Adrian Welch

Sant’ Agostino, Rome, Italy

Sant' Agostino
picture © Isabelle Lomholt

Sant’ Andrea al Quirinale, Rome, Italy
Design: Bernini
Sant’ Andrea al Quirinale
photograph © Isabelle Lomholt

Sant’ Andrea di Valle, Rome, Italy
Façade Design: Carlo Rainaldi
Sant’ Andrea di Valle
photograph © Adrian Welch

San Carlo ai Catinari, Rome, Italy

San Carlo ai Catinari
photograph © Isabelle Lomholt

San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome, Italy

San Luigi dei Francesi
photograph © AW

Santa Maria della Pace, Rome, Italy

Santa Maria della Pace
photograph © IL

Santa Maria di Vittorio, Rome, Italy

Santa Maria di Vittorio
photograph © IL

Santa Maria Maddalena, Rome, Italy
Façade – 1735: Giuseppe Sardi
Santa Maria Maddalena
photo © Adrian Welch

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, Rome, Italy

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
photo © IL

SS Nome di Maria, Rome, Italy

SS Nome di Maria
photograph © Adrian Welch

Santa Susanna facade, Rome, Italy
Carlo Maderno
Santa Susanna
photograph © Isabelle Lomholt

St Mary Woolnoth, London, UK
Nicholas Hawksmoor, Architect
St Mary Woolnoth
photograph © IL

Trinita dei Monti, Rome, Italy

Trinita dei Monti
photograph © Adrian Welch

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Baroque Style Building

Vittoriano – Victor Emmmanuel II Monument, Rome, Italy
Giuseppe Sacconi
Vittoriano
image © Adrian Welch

Key Baroque Public Spaces

Fontane di Trevi – Trevi Fountain
Fontane di Trevi
photograph © IL

Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy
Piazza del Popolo
photograph © Adrian Welch

Piazza di Quirinale, Rome, Italy
Piazza di Quirinale
photo © AW

Piazza della Republicca, Rome, Italy
Piazza della Republicca
photo © AW

Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy
Piazza Navona
image © AW

Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy
Scalla della Trinita dei Monti
image © AWh

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