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Estipite in the Church of Caravaca de la Cruz.

The estipite column is a type of column or pilaster typical of the Churrigueresque baroque style of Spain and Spanish America used in the 18th century.[1] It was introduced between 1720 and 1760. The column has the shape of an inverted cone or obelisk.[2] The column combines features of both late Baroque and Mannerist.[3]


  1. ^ "ESTÍPITE". Mexican Architecture. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Spanish Architecture in the Baroque Period". Boundless Art History. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016. Spanish Baroque is a strand of Baroque architecture that evolved in Spain and its provinces and former colonies, in the late 17th century. 
  3. ^ Baird, Jr., Joseph Armstrong (1962). The Churches of Mexico, 1530-1810. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. p. 38. Retrieved 2 August 2016.