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Your mission if you choose to accept it, is to find either an original Renaissance (not pseudo-/neo-Renaissance) building or structure to post in this category.
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Renaissance architecture is the architecture of the period between the early 15th and early 17th centuries in different regions of Europe, in which there was a conscious revival and development of certain elements of ancient Greek and Roman thought and material culture.

Renaissance architecture would have a special influence on all that followed the period. After the discovery of De architectura, the only surviving treatise by Vitruvius, an ancient Roman architect, a new way of thinking about architectural techniques and principles was embraced. The beauty of the buildings that were designed encouraged churches, rulers, and other civic leaders to spend vast sums of money in constructing edifices that are esteemed as monuments the world over.

The most important architectural principle that was embraced in the early Renaissance period was symmetry. Renaissance architects generally sought to achieve geometric balance and harmony in their works. In other words, they sought to integrate the various parts of their structures and avoid mixtures of designs that did not fit well together. Under this general principle, Renaissance architects developed several unique elements that continue to set Renaissance architecture apart today. Architects of the period were fond of domes that could be seen from any point in a given city where the dome was constructed. This differed from medieval architecture that built domes that were to be visible mainly from within the buildings they topped. Pilasters, or decorative columns that adorned walls without providing any real support were also a favorite of Renaissance architects, as were traditional Roman columns that did support the building. The rounded arch that was used in ancient Roman architecture was likewise incorporated into Renaissance design.

During the later Renaissance, the movement that is now known as Mannerism began to influence architecture. Mannerists still looked to the ancient Greek and Roman world as inspiration for their work, but they played with proportion and design elements, producing buildings that violate the principles of symmetry and balance seen in the early Renaissance and yet were beautiful in their own right. Michelangelo is known for his Mannerist approach to architecture.

The Renaissance style places emphasis on symmetry, proportion, geometry and the regularity of parts as they are demonstrated in the architecture of classical antiquity and in particular ancient Roman architecture, of which many examples remained. Orderly arrangements of columns, pilasters and lintels, as well as the use of semicircular arches, hemispherical domes, niches and aedicules replaced the more complex proportional systems and irregular profiles of medieval buildings. Developed first in Florence, with Filippo Brunelleschi as one of its innovators, the Renaissance style quickly spread to other Italian cities and then to another Europen lands...

Historians often divide the Renaissance in Italy into three phases. Whereas art historians might talk of an "Early Renaissance" period, in which they include developments in 14th century painting and sculpture, this is usually not the case in architectural history. The bleak economic conditions of the late 14th century did not produce buildings that are considered to be part of the Renaissance. As a result, the word "Renaissance" among architectural historians usually applies to the period 1400 to ca. 1525, or later in the case of non-Italian Renaissances.

Historians often use the following designations:

  • Renaissance (ca. 1400–1500); also known as the Quattrocento and sometimes Early Renaissance
  • High Renaissance (ca. 1500–1525)
  • Mannerism (ca. 1520–1600)

The 16th century saw the economic and political ascendancy of France and Spain, and then later of Holland, England, Germany, Austria, Czech lands, Hungary, Poland and Russia. The result was that these places began to import the Renaissance style as indicators of their new cultural position. This also meant that it was not until about 1500 and later that signs of Renaissance architectural style began to appear outside Italy.

Important features of Renaissance style in architecture include:

  • Symmetrical arrangement of windows and doors
  • Extensive use of Classical columns and pilasters
  • Triangular pediments
  • Square lintels
  • Arches
  • Domes
  • Niches with sculptures

Typical examples of classical Renaissance style architecture:

Further detail information and examples you can find here:
Renaissance Architecture in Wikipedia
Real-Virtual: Renaissance Architecture
Renaissance Architecture at Great Buildings Online
Renaissance Architecture in Pictures


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Renaissance ArchitectureLichvicovský dum / Lichvicovský House (Tabor - South Bohemia)

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In Renaissance style rebuilt Lichvicovský House (Lichvicovský dum) is one of several beautiful and historically valuable medieval burgher houses located in the central public space of town Tábor - Zizkovo námestí (Zizka Square).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 3/6/2011

last visited: 7/20/2014

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Renaissance ArchitectureRenezancní vodárenská vež / Renaissance Water Tower (Tábor)

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The historic water tower in Tábor is rare example of technical Renaissance structure which is connecting perfectly architectural beauty with unique technical solution...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 3/7/2011

last visited: 7/20/2014

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Renaissance ArchitectureRenesancní sladovna, Tábor, Czech republic

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Renesancní sladovna v areálu hradu Kotnov / Renaissance malt house within castle Kotnov.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 4/10/2013

last visited: 10/26/2013

Image for Zámek Cervená Lhota / Chateau Cervená Lhota (South Bohemia, CZ)view gallery

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Renaissance ArchitectureZámek Cervená Lhota / Chateau Cervená Lhota (South Bohemia, CZ)

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The fairytale mansion Cervena Lhota is located 150 km from Prague in the romantic setting of Southern Bohemia. This charming Renaissance castle is situated on a small rocky cliff in the middle of a lake and surrounded by a wonderful English park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 4/13/2014

last visited: 8/2/2014

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Renaissance ArchitectureNežárecká brána / Nežárecká Gate (Jindrichuv Hradec, South Bohemia)

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Nežárecká Brána (Nežárka Gate) in Jindrichuv Hradec originates from the end of the 15th century and it was rebuilt around 1600 in the late Renaissance style...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 11/7/2009

last visited: 12/26/2014

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Renaissance ArchitectureLangruv dum / Langer’s House (Jindrichuv Hradec, South Bohemia)

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Remarkable Langer’s House (Langruv dum) in the natural centre of the town Jindrichuv Hradec, The Peace Square (Námestí Miru), is perfect example of Bohemian Renaissance architecture...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 11/7/2009

last visited: 12/25/2014

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Renaissance ArchitectureRenaissance well in Jindrichuv Hradec Chateau / Renezancní kašna Jindrichohradeckého zámku

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In the IIIrd courtyard of the vast complex of Jindrichuv Hradec Chateau you can find magnificent work of Renaissance blacksmiths, the Castle's well...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 11/8/2009

last visited: 7/25/2007

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Renaissance ArchitectureRenaissance palaces of Jindrichuv Hradec Chateau / Renezancní paláce Jindrichohradeckého zámku

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The magnificent palaces of the vast complex of Jindrichuv Hradec Chateau belongs among real pearls of high-Renaissance architecture in Czech lands...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 11/8/2009

last visited: 7/24/2007

Image for Roundel pavillon in Jindrichuv Hradec Chateau / Pavilon Rondel Jindrichohradeckého zámkuview gallery

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Renaissance ArchitectureRoundel pavillon in Jindrichuv Hradec Chateau / Pavilon Rondel Jindrichohradeckého zámku

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The Roundel (Rondel) music pavilion is one of high-Renaissance jewels of the vast complex of Jindrichuv Hradec Chateau...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 1/25/2010

last visited: 4/27/2013

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Renaissance ArchitecturePurkrabský dum, Pelhrimov, Czech republic

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Originally Gothic house was rebuilt in Renaissance style after a fire in 1561.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Kraj Vysočina, Czechia

date approved: 1/1/2012

last visited: 8/20/2014

Image for Budejovická brána / Budejovice Gate (Trebon - South Bohemia)view gallery

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Renaissance ArchitectureBudejovická brána / Budejovice Gate (Trebon - South Bohemia)

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Budejovice Gate (Budejovická brána), one of four preserved historic gates of town Trebon, is a typical example of the late-Renaissance fortification architecture...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 5/8/2011

last visited: 1/9/2013

Image for Hradecká brána / Hradec Gate - Trebon (South Bohemia)view gallery

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Renaissance ArchitectureHradecká brána / Hradec Gate - Trebon (South Bohemia)

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The depicted Hradec Gate (Hradecká brána), built in 1525–1527, is one of four massive Renaissance town gates of Trebon. Trebon is the only Czech town with all preserved gates of medieval fortification system.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 6/24/2014

last visited: never

Image for Kašna na Masarykove námestí / Fountain on Masaryk Square (Trebon - South Bohemia)view gallery

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Renaissance ArchitectureKašna na Masarykove námestí / Fountain on Masaryk Square (Trebon - South Bohemia)

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Depicted Renaissance fountain is one of the most interesting pieces of architecture in the central public space of the town Trebon - Masarykovo námestí (Masaryk Square).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 5/7/2011

last visited: 5/12/2014

Image for Zámek Trebon /  Chateau Trebon (Trebon - South Bohemia)view gallery

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Renaissance ArchitectureZámek Trebon / Chateau Trebon (Trebon - South Bohemia)

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Chateau Trebon (Zámek Trebon), National Cultural Monument and key historic and architectural landmark of small town Trebon, is also one of the most impressive examples of Renaissance architecture in Bohemia...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 5/7/2011

last visited: 6/24/2014

Image for Svinenská brána / Svinenská Gate (Trebon - South Bohemia)view gallery

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Renaissance ArchitectureSvinenská brána / Svinenská Gate (Trebon - South Bohemia)

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Richly decorated Renaissance Svinenská Gate (Svinenská brána), one of four preserved historic gates of town Trebon, is guarding the southern ebtrance to the town Trebon...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 5/8/2011

last visited: 10/12/2013

Image for Starý zámek - Libejovice, okres Strakonice, CZview gallery

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Renaissance ArchitectureStarý zámek - Libejovice, okres Strakonice, CZ

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enaissance chateau was rebuilt from the Gothic fortress by Wilhelm von Rosenberg in 1559.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 9/28/2014

last visited: never

Image for Zámek Breznice / Chateau Breznice, Breznice, Czech republicview gallery

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Renaissance ArchitectureZámek Breznice / Chateau Breznice, Breznice, Czech republic

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Breznice, originally a Gothic fortress of Buzic family from the 13th century, in 16 century rebuilt into a Renaissance chateau by Jirí Lokšan from Lokšany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 2/13/2012

last visited: 5/7/2013

Image for Meštanský dum c.p. 76 / Burgher house N° 76 - Ledec nad Sázavou (Vysocina)view gallery

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Renaissance ArchitectureMeštanský dum c.p. 76 / Burgher house N° 76 - Ledec nad Sázavou (Vysocina)

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Depicted burgher house N° 76, located in Mlýnská street in Ledec nad Sázavou historic centre, represents exceptional example of the secular Renaissance architecture in Bohemia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Kraj Vysočina, Czechia

date approved: 10/1/2014

last visited: never

Image for Kostel Nejsvetejší Trojice / Church of the Most Holy Trinity - Ledec nad Sázavou (Vysocina)view gallery

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Renaissance ArchitectureKostel Nejsvetejší Trojice / Church of the Most Holy Trinity - Ledec nad Sázavou (Vysocina)

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Cemetery Church of the Most Holy Trinity (Hrbitovní kostel Nejsvetejší Trojice), nice a example of late-Renaissance ecclesiastic architecture, is one of the most interesting monuments of town Ledec nad Sázavou.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Kraj Vysočina, Czechia

date approved: 9/30/2014

last visited: never

Image for Zámek Mníšek pod Brdy / Chateau Mníšek pod Brdy (Central Bohemia)view gallery

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Renaissance ArchitectureZámek Mníšek pod Brdy / Chateau Mníšek pod Brdy (Central Bohemia)

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The waymarked beautiful Chateau, built in northern-Renaissance style in 1656-1672, is the key landmark of small town Mníšek pod Brdy in Central-Bohemian region of the Czech Republic.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 4/10/2014

last visited: 4/3/2015

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Renaissance ArchitectureStará radnice, Volyne, ST, CZ. EU

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Old town hall in Volyne.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Arogant

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 2/22/2012

last visited: 4/10/2014

Image for Zámek Telc / Telc Chateau, Czech Republicview gallery

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Renaissance ArchitectureZámek Telc / Telc Chateau, Czech Republic

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CZ: Telcský zámek patrí mezi klenoty moravské renesacní architektury. EN: The Telc Chateau ranks among the gems of Moravian Renaissance architecture.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member L@Troj

location: Kraj Vysočina, Czechia

date approved: 2/23/2011

last visited: 6/23/2014

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Renaissance ArchitectureSitr's House - Prachatice, Czech Republic

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Renaissance house No. 13, which is also called Sitruv or Ždárského, is located on the north side of Velké námestí in Prachatice.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 11/14/2013

last visited: 8/17/2014

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Renaissance ArchitectureRumpal's House - Prachatice, Czech Republic

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Renaissance house No. 41 is located on the eastern side of Velké námestí in Prachatice.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 11/17/2013

last visited: 3/14/2015

Image for Old Town Hall - Prachatice, Czech Republicview gallery

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Renaissance ArchitectureOld Town Hall - Prachatice, Czech Republic

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Old Town Hall - Prachatice.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 11/14/2013

last visited: 4/4/2015

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