Bourbon manoeuvres in the plaza: shifting urban models in late colonial Lima

@article{Ramn2016BourbonMI,
  title={Bourbon manoeuvres in the plaza: shifting urban models in late colonial Lima},
  author={Gabriel Ram{\'o}n},
  journal={Urban History},
  year={2016},
  volume={44},
  pages={622 - 646}
}
  • G. Ramón
  • Published 9 September 2016
  • History
  • Urban History
ABSTRACT: Most colonial Hispanic American cities were originally planned around a main plaza, which was a multifunctional square crucial for urban life. This spatial model for the whole city based on a main square is termed the Plaza Mayor model. Bourbon reforms of the second half of the eighteenth century aimed at transforming this model according to a Plaza de Armas organization. Here, these two models (Plaza Mayor and Plaza de Armas) are characterized, and their contradictions in terms of… 
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