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Detail from a building located at the foot of the steps leading to the ruined cathedral of St Paul in the parish of Santo Antσnio, Macau.

Wikipedia has this to say about colonnades:

In classical architecture, a colonnade denotes a long sequence of columns joined by their entablature, often free-standing, or part of a building.

When in front of a building as here, screening the door, it is called a portico, from the Latin for door - porta. When enclosing an open court, it is known as a peristyle.

A portico may be more than one rank of columns deep, as at the Pantheon in Rome or the stoae of Ancient Greece. Paired or multiple pairs of columns are normally employed in a colonnade, but the porch of columns that surrounds a peripteral classical temple (such as the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.) can be termed a colonnade.

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