Example sentences for: altar

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  • Also worth visiting are the Igreja Matriz (São Clemente), a 13th-century Gothic church with 18th-century azulejo tiles; the Convento da Graça, with a terrific Manueline portal; and Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Conceição, a small church prized for its Baroque altar and ceramic tiles.

  • There are wonderful views from here (weather permitting — which it doesn’t most of the time), including the Roque de los Muchachos and the monolithic Roque Idafe, said to have been the sacred altar of the first Guanche natives on the island.

  • Beneath the dome, Bernini’s great baldacchino (canopy), cast out of bronze beams taken from the Pantheon’s porch (see page 51), soars above the high altar.

  • The sanctum of the shrine, designated a National Treasure, has a gilded and lacquered altar some 3 m (nearly 10 ft) high, where a seated wooden figure of Iemitsu looks down upon his mighty works.

  • Donatello has sculpted a fine polychrome wood St. John the Baptist for his compatriots’ Florentine Chapel, to the right of the altar.


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