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Palace of Culture (big house)
北京

劳动人民文化宫(大戟门):位于天安门东侧,曾是明、清两代皇室家庙,旧称太庙。是封建王朝皇室供奉祖宗牌位、年节大典祭祀先人的地方,是现存最完整的明代建筑群之一。太庙呈南北方向的长方形,总建筑面积139650平方米。整个建筑布局颇具匠心,三层琉璃砖门、三层大殿、戟门、石桥南北排列在轴线上。再加上封闭的围墙、浓密的古柏,形成了庄严肃穆的气氛。

耸峙在整个建筑群中心的是三座雄伟的宫殿。重檐庑殿顶的大殿,是这组建筑群的中心。现为首都职工教育培训、文化娱乐和科技与人才交流的活动中心。

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