Further your knowledge and love of Spanish Colonial architecture by visiting these locations. All have great examples of either Spanish Colonial or Spanish Revival style architecture. Some beautifully preserved, others in ruins.

Photography by Honeysuckle Life.

Granada, Nicaragua

Nicaragua remains one of the most beautiful and tragic stories of colonial architecture. The buildings can’t be missed, but neither can the obvious signs of neglect. Don’t miss Hotel Colonial and Iglesia Merced. Take a walk in the colonial neighborhoods to see the authentic details and  renovated homes.


Photography by Zack Clark and Chensiyuan.

La Antigua, Guatemala

Wander down cobblestone streets and through ruined churches in one of the most beautiful Colonial cities in Central America.

Photography by Far Horizons.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Visit the lovely state of New Mexico to see how Spanish influences merged with Pueblo style. Use the Spanish Colonial Arts Society as your guide.

Mizner Fountain by Jim Steinhart

Palm Beach, Florida

Visit one of the leading areas in revival style homes and buildings, mostly the work of Addison Mizner.  Check out the Historic Palm Beach page for more information as well as links to a historical walk.

Photography by Chiefio.


Visit the missions and revival buildings in California, one of the few US destinations to claim both periods authentically. Use these guides to help you plan your trip: Spanish Missions in California and Famous Structures in California.

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