Ambulacrum

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For the anatomical feature, see Ambulacrum (anatomy).
Not to be confused with Ambulacral.

An ambulacrum is an architectural term for the atrium, courtyard, or parvise in front of a basilica that is surrounded by arcades or colonnades, often containing a fountain, and is surrounded by trees.

It can also refer to any walking path specifically created with trees.

Ambulacrum (Walking path example)
Ambulacrum (Walking path example)

References[edit]

  • A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. James Stevens Curl. Oxford University Press 2006.