This type of architecture was sensual and exhibited elements of harmony and equilibrium. It was also very symmetric and proportional which translated into a type of peaceful serenity.
Renaissance Architecture - Merida Cathedral, Mexico
The Baroque architecture in the New World was extravagant, ornamental, and full of contrasts and oppositions. This was a period in time when there was a definite tension exhibited between worldly things and religious things.
Baroque Architecture - the St Francis Xavier Church in Tepotzotlán, Mexico
Personally, I prefer the more serene Renaissance style. However, there is definitely something to be appreciated in the gaudy Baroque, as well.