MORA, Juan Gómez de
(b. 1586, Madrid, d. 1648, Madrid)

Biography

Spanish architect. He was the son of Juan Gómez (ca. 1555-1597), court painter to Philip II of Spain, and cousin of the architect Francisco de Mora (c.1553-1610), considered one of the best representatives of Herreran architecture. His major works were, among others, the Convent of San Gil (from 1613), Plaza Mayor and its surroundings (1617-1619), City Council building (until 1644) in Madrid; Cathedral of the Madeleine in Getafe; and Monasterio de San Bernardo in Alcalá de Henares.