“Santa Clara do Porto Convent: History and Heritage” addresses this iconic National Monument of the city of Porto from the perspectives of history and heritage. The reader is guided through aspects of the Franciscan convent, from its foundation in 1416 to its disbanding in 1834, its construction and stylistic evolution including its principal designers and artisans, the daily life of the religious community and its relationship with the city.
From house of worship to cultural heritage and Porto tourist attraction, literary inspiration, object of historical and artistic study, reference of Portuguese Baroque and major example of Portuguese wood carving, the conservation and restoration projects carried out between 2019 and 2021 are the focus of the presentation resulting from 2 years of research, authored by art historians Ana Cristina Sousa and Nuno Resende, from the Faculty of Arts, University of Porto.
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Collection: North Heritage
Title: “Santa Clara do Porto Convent: History and Heritage”
Publisher: Regional Directorate of Northern Culture – Ministry of Culture
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