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The term estoa is not part of the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy ( RAE ). Its use, however, is common in the field of architecture and nautical .

A stoa , or stoa , is a rectangular space that is made up of pillars or columns and features a roof. In some cases, it includes side walls.
Stoas were common developments in the classical architecture of Ancient Greece . They were in public areas such as agoras , gardens or gymnasiums to provide protection against inclement weather.

By offering shelter from rain or sunlight , the stoas were a meeting point. They could also include trading posts .
Currently there are still remains or reconstructions of Greek stoas. The Stoa of Attalus , for example, is in the eastern part of the agora of Athens .
King Attalus II Philadelphia was the one who had this stoa built in the second century BC as a gift to the Athenian polis . Destroyed in 267 , it was raised again in the 1950s .
The Middle Stoa of Athens , meanwhile, was in the central part of the agora. Today you can see some of its columns and stairs.
The concept of stoa, on the other hand, is used to refer to the period in which the tide does not rise or fall . With the stoa, the height of the tide remains stable, either at low tide or at high tide. This is also used to refer to the moment where the current associated with the tide is canceled.

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