Ontario Architecture
home History Building Styles Building Terms Materials Search


The semicircular or polygonal termination to the choir or aisles of a church, usually at the east end. A termination of the transept or nave could be given the same name.

St. Denis - Paris - France (1122)
Château Chenonceau - France (1504)
Milan Cathedral - Italy
Amboise - France
Megeve - France
Sant Pau del Camp - Barcelona - Spain - ( 985 )
Sant' Apollinare in Classe - Ravenna - Italy - (5th c.)