“A 17th-century Spanish architectural style named after the Churriguera family of architects and designers. The influence of sculpture most characterizes the style, as structural elements become mere props for ornament. While the style predominates n Castile, the term often refers to the florid, late Baroque architecture of Spain and Latin America.”
Excerpted from: Diamond, David G. The Bulfinch Pocket Dictionary of Art Terms. Boston: Little Brown, 1992.