Baroque in Latin America

Spanish B1 writing exercise

El Barroco en Latinoamérica

Learn about the baroque in Latin America. In this exercise, you'll practise El Pretérito Imperfecto vs. El Pretérito Indefinido, the position of pronouns and words with & without accents (change of meaning).

Pay attention to the hints! Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "facade", "mestizo" and "painting".

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The Baroque arrived in the American continent through the Spanish in the seventeenth century. It reached its apex a century later, when baroque and indigenous elements were mixed on the facades of many buildings. In addition, objects coming from Asia were used as a source of artistic inspiration, which resulted in a great stylistic variety. In Peru, the Cathedral of Cusco is an example of this mestizo baroque, and in Mexico you can see mestizo baroque paintings in many of its temples and churches. I am a fine arts teacher and I am fascinated by baroque art.

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