A monopteros is a rotunda with columns that does not have a closed interior. It is therefore an open round temple.
In ancient times Monopteroi served as a canopy for a cult image. For example, the Temple of Roma and Augustus on the Athenian Acropolis is a Roman-era monopteros with free space between columns.
In Baroque or Classicism, Monopteros is a popular temple in French and English gardens. The Monopteros is also represented in the German park landscape, although it sometimes only has four to eight columns. Higher column numbers are a bit rarer.
Some fountains in parks and spas also have the appearance of a monopteros.
Because of its circular plan deraritge buildings are also referred to as a rotunda.
April 2, 2017
Regardless of which way you choose, you will notice a small, round temple in both cases - that is Wiesbaden's Monopteros, which was built in 1851 by Philip Hoffmann, the builder of the Russian Orthodox Church. The term "Monopteros" comes from the Greek and means that it is an open rotunda with columns. Since a bank is set up in its interior, this unique place with its view of the city, not only for lovers of love enjoys great popularity.
February 27, 2019
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