Claudio de Arciniega

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Claudio de Arciniega (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈklauðjo ðe aɾθiˈnjeɣa]; c. 1520–1593) was a Spanish architect and sculptor.[1] He designed the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral and possibly the Puebla Cathedral.[1]

Arciniega was born in Burgos, Spain around 1520 and moved to the New World in the mid-16th century.[2] While in Spain, he worked as a sculptor in Madrid and Alcalá de Henares.[2] After moving to what is now Mexico, he worked on different architectural projects, including building a viceroy's palace from the remains of Montezuma's home and designing the first building for Mexico City's university.[2] He worked on the Mexico City Cathedral until his death.


  1. ^ a b "Claudio de Arciniega". Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  2. ^ a b c "Claudio de Arciniega, Biografía y Obras". Retrieved 2008-12-10.