Cursos / 1º Ciclo / Faculty of Architecture and Arts :: Architecture ( Integrated Master)

Versao Portuguesa


4º curricular year
Semestralidade: 1st semester


Leading Teacher: Prof. Doutor António Oliveira
Assistant Professor: Prof. Doutor António Oliveira

Class type and School hours

Teórica : 2 Horas

Main Aims/Objectives

The discipline comes after a route already undertaken by the European architecture, supported in the disciplines of history taught in previous years of the undergraduate curriculum. Thus, the key issues of evolution, characterization and understanding of national and international historical time itself is as essential to the understanding of Portuguese architecture.

Specific Aims/Objectives

It is intended to assess the problem of architecture produced in Portugal during the medieval period and its relationship with the corresponding international architectural production. Set up a profile of Portuguese architecture, highlighting its specificity and characterization of its own, seeking to define an aesthetics of architecture and of the Portuguese city.

Skills to be acquired

Knowledge of architecture and history as a cultural phenomenon. Knowledge of architecture as a scientific phenomenon, taking into account the sources and the validity and use, methods and techniques.

Teaching Procedures

Expository method: using various materials, enabling the transmission of knowledge in a structured and continuous manner. Interrogative method: systematically questioning the students.
Active method: the students must take the problem solving initiative in order to allow better consolidation of acquired knowledge.


I - General Issues of Portuguese architecture. History, man and the territory.
II - The Middle Ages
1 - The historical situation-The Formation of Portugal
2 - The Romanesque architecture. The needs and regaining independence and the definition of the territory.
2.1-The different types-Sees cathedrals and parish churches and monastic buildings.
2.2-Features-The defensive nature
3 - The Gothic architecture. Cistercian Gothic influences and the Northern
3.1-The Southern Gothic and the importance of the Mendicant.
3-2 - The civil architecture. New buildings urban
The 3.3-medieval Portuguese.
4 - The Medievorenascentismo in Portuguese architecture - the Manueline.
The final 4.1-Gothic and Discoveries
4.2-The different types
4.3- The European-hall church and the church hall Portuguese.
4.4- The eclectic architecture and civil influence.

Evaluation Type

Continuous assessment through two written tests more frequently at the end of the semester.

Teaching Resources

Images (slides and videos);
Anthologies of texts to support.


History Medieval

Main Bibliography

Author MIRANDA, Maria Adelaide, SILVA, José Custódio Viei
Title História da Arte Portuguesa: Época Medieval.
Edition 2ª Ed.,
Place Lisboa:
Editor Universidade Aberta,
Year 2004
Title A arte medieval portuguesa na visão portuguesa.
Place Lisboa:
Editor Academia Portuguesa da História,
Year 1977
Author MATTOSO, José
Title A História de Portugal, Vol. II - A monarquia Feu
Edition 2ª Ed.,
Place Lisboa:
Editor Editorial Estampa
Year 1994

Complementary Bibliography

Author MARQUES, A. H. de Oliveira; GONÇALVES, Iria; ANDRA
Title Atlas de cidades medievais portuguesas : séculos X
Author ALMEIDA, Carlos Alberto Ferreira de
Title Arte da Alta Idade Média