Definition of pronaos in English:
noun (plural pronaoi prəʊˈneɪɔɪ)
A vestibule at the front of a classical temple, enclosed by a portico and projecting side walls.
- The temple proper, measuring 2815 m., consists of a square cella and a hexastyle pronaos formed of Corinthian columns on a high podium.
- The Corinthian pronaos surmounted by a drum in Juvarra's design for the facade was only added in the 19th century.
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