- Spanish Colonial style
The Spanish Colonial Style dominated in the early Spanish colonies of North and South America, as well as in the
Philippines. It is marked by the contrast between the simple, solid construction demanded by the new environment and the Baroqueornamention exported from Spain. The colonial zone of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, founded in 1498, is the oldest city in the New World and a prime example of this architectural style. The port of Cartagena, Colombia, founded in 1533and Santa Ana de Coro, Venezuela, founded in 1527, are two more UNESCO World Heritage Sitespreserving some of the best Spanish colonial architecture in the caribbean." Also, Old San Juanwith its walled city and buildings (ranging from 1521 to the early 1900s) are very good examples, and in excellent condition.
Spanish Colonial Revival Style architecture
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