Architectural style

What is the Architectural style of this Altar?

I’m not an expert, but the overall effect seems jumbled. By that I mean the “frame” of the alcove and around the doors seems like Greek revival, but the altar itself I would describe as baroque.

If you want a lengthy reply, I suggest to contact Matt Alderman at the Shrine of the Holy Whapping, here’s the shrine’s url:
and here’s Matt’s Email: malderman83(at)gmail(dot)com

I think he would be quite interested to see the picture.

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I think the style is called “magnificent.”

I felt the same way - the church that surrounds the altar looks almost colonial or Georgan to me, but the altar looks baroque.

Thanks for the answers so far.

Here are other pictures of the Chapel:

This may possibly aid the identification…

Probably baroque.

The altar is beautiful!

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The style of the Chapel itself seems to lean toward Italian Renaissance, but the Altar itself is definately Baroque (although still clearly an Italian style).

Gricigliano does seem to be an exceedingly beautiful seminary, and the chapel is amazing (albeit very small). I recall something about the interesting mechanism under the statue of the Infant of Prague…

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