Art and Religious Patrimony
Cod: 31009
Department: DCSG
Scientific area: Heritage Studies
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 15

This course has as its main object the study of architectural heritage as a place / space for the meeting of the most prominent manifestations of religion. Synagogue, mosque and cathedral will be analyzed from the point of view of art and space, in order to characterize its architectural profile. The main religious professions will be addressed in comparison.

  1. Art
  2. Judaism
  3. Islamism
  4. Christianity

Recognizing the major architectural testimonies of the religions in study
Relating the religious profession with the types of architecture and its organic.

1. Jewish Architecture and Religion
2. Islamic Architecture
3 - Types of Christian Architecture (between the Middle Ages and the Contemporary Era)


Paulo PEREIRA, Arte Portuguesa – História Essencial, Lisboa, Círculo de Leitores, 2011. (esta obras não será disponibilizada na plataforma)

- textos fornecidos na plataforma:
Sergio EKERMAN, “Sinagogas e o processo de renovação da arquitectura ligada ao Judaísmo”, in Arquitextos, nº 8, 2007.
Cláudio TORRES e Santiago MACIAS, “A Arte Islâmica no Ocidente Andaluz”, in História da Arte Portuguesa, vol. I, Paulo PEREIRA (dir.), Lisboa, Círculo de Leitores, 1995, pp. 151-177.
Leonardo BENEVOLO, História da Cidade, Rio de Janeiro, Perspetiva, 4ª ed., 2009.


Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a final digital test, Global e-folio (e-folio G) at the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final exam (100%).

Students are required to have access to a computer with Internet connection and an e-mail address as well as to have computer literacy from the users' perspective.