The late Latin word deambulatorium, which can be translated as “Gallery”, it came to our language as ambulatory. East adjective is used to qualify what is linked to act of wandering (walking aimlessly).

AmbulatoryIt is known as roaming freedom, in this framework, at right It takes a person to leave the place where he is to move to another site. This means that no individual can be detained or detained except in the cases expressly established by law.

Suppose a young man is walking down the street. A policeman He does not have the power to interrupt his path, put him on a patrol car and lock him up in a police station for that simple action, since it would be restricting the boy’s freedom of movement. On the other hand, if that same young man walks down the street with a revolver in his hand, there is a legal justification that enables a police officer to stop him from wandering.

In the field of architecture, meanwhile, an ambulatory is a walkable area which is located behind the presbytery and allows access to other chapels that are in the apse. The ambulatory, in this way, makes it possible to circulate between the main altar and the apse.

The origin of the ambulatory dates back to the Middle Ages. Later, with Romanesque art, they became frequent in pilgrimage churches. During the Gothic boom they also maintained their popularity.

Thanks to the ambulatory, the crowds in the temples where pilgrims used to go for the veneration of relics were minimized. East space works as a corridor.