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Retablo (Renaissance)

This Retablo in Xochimilco is one of three great Renaissance retablos to survive in Mexico.  The others are in Huejotzingo and Cuautinchan.  Of the three, Xochimilco adheres most closely to Renaissance canons.  It is divided horizontally by entablatures and vertically by fluted columns: Doric in the first tier, Ionic in the second, Corinthian in the third, and Composite in the fourth. The inclusion and placement of these four types of columns most closely reflects Classical architecture.

Retablo (Renaissance)