Distinct examples of the style include the Royal Chapel of the Granada Cathedral, Monterrey Palace in Salamanca, the House of Shells in Salamanca, the façades of Seville Town Hall, the Universities of Salamanca and Alcalá de Henares. The artistic form is derived from the work of the Italian Renaissance.
Plateresque comes from a Spanish word platero, meaning silversmith, and relates to the style because of the delicate execution of its ornaments. This form of art originated from Spain.
Travel: Where Life Is Danced to a Distinctly Spanish Rhythm ; Lilian Pizzichini Basks in the Sandstone Glow of the Ancient City of Salamanca
Sep 05, 1999; It is easy to make a case for the ancient university city of Salamanca being the loveliest and most graceful in Spain. Once I was...