The Renaissance City

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The Renaissance City

During the first decades of the 16th century, Santiago’s monumental quarter began to experience an urban development transformation, starting with the founding of the Royal Hospital by the Catholic Monarchs. It was the peak of the plateresque style. The 16th century began by incorporating the civil dimension into the city and ended with the resurgence of religious congregations. The Renaissance laid the foundations of the extraordinary series of public spaces surrounding the Jacobean basilica, which would be completed and shaped during the baroque period.