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Denoting a style of Portuguese architecture developed during the reign of Manuel I (1495–1521) and characterized by ornate elaborations of Gothic and Renaissance styles.
- ‘At this time some of the most lively Gothic art was being produced in Spain, where German and Netherlandish influence had spread deeply; innovation continued in Portugal, with the Manueline style based on marine forms.’
- ‘This cathedral is done in Manueline style, Portugal's own over-the-top decorative contribution to the world.’
- ‘The Age of Discovery produced the Manueline style in architecture.’
- ‘One example of the Manueline mode, as it was called, survives in a 16th Century church-cum-priory built on a prominent headland overlooking miles of open sea.’
- ‘The Mosteiro dos Jeronimos is the pinnacle of his lavish commissioning and of Manueline architecture, a curiously elaborated version of Gothic.’
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