Renaissance gems in Spain

The Spanish Renaissance marks a period of artistic, cultural, and intellectual rebirth that swept through Spain between the 15th and 16th centuries, following the broader European Renaissance. A movement that emerged from Italy's influence, it was characterized by a renewed interest in the classical ideals of beauty, balance, and symmetry inspired by Greco-Roman antiquity. This era in Spain coincided with significant historical milestones, including the completion of the Reconquista, the beginning of Spanish global explorations, and the union of powerful kingdoms under Ferdinand and Isabella.