Author: The Peruvian Baroque architect.

Detalle de la portada lateral de la Iglesia de…

Detalle de la portada lateral de la Iglesia de San Francisco de Lima, dedicada a San Luis Obispo y construida por el alarife Manuel de Escobar en 1674. Se aprecian varios elementos característicos de las portadas del barroco limeño, como las columnas toscanas pareadas, las pilastras con capitel de modillón o cartela, el escalonamiento de planos en cornisas y traspilastras o los pináculos piramidales.

Detail of the lateral portal in the church of San Francisco in Lima, dedicated to Saint Louis and built by alarife Manuel de Escobar in 1674. It shows several elements that are typical of limeño Baroque portals, such as the paired Tuscan columns, the pilasters with a corbel as capital, the different planes in pilasters and cornices or the pyramid shaped pinnacles.

Detalle de la portada principal (Anónimo, c. …

Detalle de la portada principal (Anónimo, c. 1673) de la Iglesia de San Francisco de Lima. Se aprecian las columnas corintias de fuste estriado con el tercio inferior com estrías helicoidales, así como el agrupamiento de dos columnas secundarias de menor tamaño detrás de una columna más grande, típico de los retablos barrocos limeños de mediados del siglo XVII. Foto de Juan Pablo El Sous (2015)

Detail of the main portal (c. 1673) of the church of San Francisco in Lima, Peru. It has Corinthian columns with fluted shaft and the lower third with helicoidal fluting, as well as a pair of secondary columns behind each one of them, a typical arrangement in limeño Baroque retablos in the mid-seventeenth century. Photo by Juan Pablo El Sous (2015)

Crucero de la Iglesia de San Francisco de Lima…

Crucero de la Iglesia de San Francisco de Lima (Constantino de Vasconcelos / Manuel de Escobar, 1657-1673), con el retablo de la Limpia Concepción y el púlpito remodelado en la época neoclásica.

Transept of the church of San Francisco in Lima (Constantino de Vasconcelos / Manuel de Escobar, 1657-1673), with the retablo of the Conception of Our Lady and the pulpit, remodelled in neoclassic fashion.

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Portada barroca (1670) de la portería del con…

Portada barroca (1670) de la portería del convento franciscano del Nombre de Jesús, en Lima. Ostenta varios elementos característicos de la arquitectura Virreinal limeña, como las ventanas ovales del segundo cuerpo, el arco trilobulado en la puerta, las pilastras con capitel de modillón o el almohadillado en arcos y pilastras.

Baroque portal (1670) of the entrance hall of the franciscan convent in Lima. It contains several elements that are characteristic of limeño architecture such as the oval shaped windows, the three-lobed arch, the pilasters with a corbel for a capital and the use of rustication.

Sotocoro y capilla de San Benito de Palermo en…

Sotocoro y capilla de San Benito de Palermo en la Iglesia de San Francisco de Lima, proyectada por el arquitecto portugués Constantino de Vasconcelos y construida por el alarife Manuel de Escobar entre 1657 y 1673. Su bóveda rebajada se encuentra profusamente decorada con esgrafiados al igual que el resto de la Iglesia.

Lower choir and chapel of Saint Benedict of Palermo in the church of San Francisco in Lima, designed by portuguese architect Constantino de Vasconcelos and built by alarife Manuel de Escobar between 1657 and 1673. Its vault is profusely decorated with esgrafiado as is the rest of the church.

Retablo mayor de la capilla de N.S. del Milagr…

Retablo mayor de la capilla de N.S. del Milagro (s. XIX), la cual forma parte del conjunto monumental de San Francisco de Lima.

Main retablo of the chapel of N.S. del Milagro, part of the monumental compound of the convent of San Francisco in Lima

Escalera segunda del convento franciscano de L…

Escalera segunda del convento franciscano de Lima, labrada en el siglo XVIII. Su bóveda esquifada plana cuenta con pinturas que representan a los mártires franciscanos del Japón. Foto de Juan Pablo El Sous (2018)

Second staircase in the franciscan convent in Lima, built in the eighteenth century. The pavillion vault is adorned with paintings representing the franciscan martyrs of Japan.

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, const…

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, construida por el alarife Pedro Fernández de Valdez entre 1669 y 1672 por encargo de la cofradía del mismo nombre. Foto de Juan Pablo El Sous (2018)

Church of N. S. de la Soledad, built by Pedro Fernández de Valdez between 1669 and 1672. Photo by Juan Pablo El Sous (2018)

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Architect Carlo Rainaldi was born in Rome on 4 May 1611. He followed in his father’s footsteps, the architect Girolamo Rainaldi, becoming one of the leading architects of seventeenth-century Rome.

Carlo’s father Girolamo brought to Rome the the originally north Italian Mannerist architectural tradition of Pellegrino Tibaldi, collaborating with his son on the Palazzo Nuovo in Piazza del Campidoglio and Palazzo Pamphilj in Piazza Navona. Carlo’s major works include the façade of Sant’Andrea della Valle (1661-1665), the twin churches of Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria in Monte Santo in Piazza del Popolo in Rome, on which Berniniand Carlo Fontana also worked (1662-1675), the San Carlo Borromeo or Spada Chapel in Santa Maria in Vallicella, also known as Chiesa Nuova (1663-1679), and the main altar in San Gerolamo alla Carità. In 1660, he even sent plans to Louis XIV of France for the palace of the Louvre.

Santa Maria in Campitelli is considered Carlo Rainaldi’s masterpiece (1663-1667). It is characterised by an imposing façade with monumental columns, free and not engaged, inspired by Palladio’s buildings. Rainaldi’s last endeavor was the façade uniting the old apse of Santa Maria Maggiore and the chapels of Sixtus V and Paul V in 1673. In this same year, he was nominated principe of the Accademia di San Luca. He died in Rome in 1691.

Reference: Rainaldi, Carlo. Web Gallery of Art.


Marchegiano, Cristiano, “Rainaldi, Carlo.” Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, Enciclopedia Treccani.

Reading: Yuri Strozzieri, Antonio Russo and Laura Marcucci. Architetture di Carlo Rainaldi: nel quarto centenario dalla nascita. Gangemi Editore, 2012.

Santa Maria in Campitelli, 1663-1667, Rome.

Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria in Monte Santo, 1662-1675, Piazza del Popolo, Rome.

Apse of Santa Maria Maggiore, 1673, Rome.  

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