Famous Baroque Architecture Buildings

List of famous buildings in the Baroque architecture movement, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of Baroque architecture buildings, structures and monuments includes information like what city the structure is in, and when it was first opened to the public. There are a lot of historic Baroque architecture structures around the world, so why not save some money and check them out here without having to pay for travel? These popular Baroque architecture buildings attract visitors from all over the world, so if you're ever near them you should definitely pay them a visit. List ranges from St. Peter's Basilica to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, plus much more.

This list is a great source for answering the questions, "What are the most famous Baroque architecture buildings?" and "What do Baroque architecture buildings look like?"

  • Anichkov Palace is a former imperial palace in Saint Petersburg, at the intersection of Nevsky Avenue and the Fontanka.
    • Opened: Jan 01 1754
    • City/Town: Saint Petersburg, Russia
    • Style: Baroque architecture
    • Building Function: Palace
  • The Papal Archbasilica of St. John in the Lateran, commonly known as St. John Lateran's Archbasilica, St. John Lateran's Basilica, St. John Lateran, or just The Lateran Basilica, is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Rome and the official ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of Rome, who is the Pope. It is the oldest and ranks first among the five Papal Basilicas of the world and the four Major Basilicas of Rome, being the oldest church in the West and having the Cathedra of the Bishop of Rome. It has the title of ecumenical mother church among Roman Catholics. The current archpriest is Agostino Vallini, Cardinal Vicar General for the Diocese of Rome. The President of the French Republic, ...more
    • City/Town: Rome, Italy
    • Architect: Alessandro Galilei
    • Created By: Alessandro Galilei
    • Style: Baroque architecture
    • Building Function: Place of worship, Basilica
  • Basilica di Santa Croce is a Baroque church in Lecce, Apulia, Italy, completed in 1695.
    • Opened: Jan 01 1695
    • City/Town: Lecce, Italy
    • Style: Baroque architecture
    • Building Function: Basilica
  • The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, or church of Santa Maria Maggiore, is a Papal major basilica and the largest Catholic Marian church in Rome, Italy, from whence size it receives the appellation "major". The Basilica is located at 34 Piazza del Esquilino, some five blocks southwest of Stazione Termini. Other churches in Rome dedicated to Mary include Santa Maria in Trastevere, Santa Maria in Aracoeli, and Santa Maria sopra Minerva, but the greater size of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major justifies the adjective by which it is distinguished from the other 25. Pursuant to the Lateran Treaty of 1929 between the Holy See and Italy, the Basilica is within Italian territory and not the ...more
    • Opened: Jan 01 1750
    • City/Town: Rome, Italy
    • Architect: Ferdinando Fuga
    • Created By: Ferdinando Fuga
    • Style: Romanesque architecture, Medieval architecture, Baroque architecture
    • Building Function: Basilica
  • Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar

    The Basilica–Cathedral of Our Lady of the Pillar is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain. The Basilica venerates Blessed Virgin Mary, under her title Our Lady of the Pillar praised as Mother of the Hispanic Peoples by Pope John Paul II. It is reputed to be the first church dedicated to Mary in history. Local traditions take the history of this basilica to the dawn of Christianity in Spain attributing to an apparition to Saint James the Great, the apostle who is believed by tradition to have brought Christianity to the country. This is the only reported apparition of Mary to have occurred before her believed Assumption. Many of the kings of Spain, many other foreign ...more
    • City/Town: Zaragoza, Spain
    • Architect: Francisco Herrera the Younger, Ventura Rodríguez
    • Created By: Francisco Herrera the Younger, Ventura Rodríguez
    • Style: Baroque architecture
    • Building Function: Church
  • The Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers is a church located near the town of Bad Staffelstein near Bamberg, in Bavaria, southern Germany. The late Baroque-Rococo basilica, designed by Balthasar Neumann, was constructed between 1743 and 1772. It is dedicated to the Fourteen Holy Helpers, a group of saints venerated together in the Catholic Church, especially in Germany at the time of the Black Death. The Basilica faces the important German river Main in Franconia. It sits on a hillside, and on the hillside opposite is Schloss Banz, a former baroque monastery. Together they are known as the "Goldene Pforte" or golden portal, an entryway to the historic Franconian cities Coburg, Kronach, ...more
    • Opened: Jan 01 1772
    • City/Town: Bavaria, Germany
    • Architect: Balthasar Neumann
    • Created By: Balthasar Neumann
    • Style: Baroque architecture