TRANSROMANICA represents the common Romanesque heritage of eight countries in Europe between the Baltic and the Mediterranean Sea.
Join us on a journey along the Romanesque routes!
Castle of Arnoia - Celorico de Basto
The oldest known documented reference regarding the Castle of Arnoia
dates back to 1064, alluding to the Castellum Celorici et oppido ibi.
This Castle falls within the military architecture of the Romanesque period, featuring elements that contribute to its insertion into this style: the keep; the existence of a single door (the multiplication of openings made the Castle's defence more vulnerable), the underground cistern in the walled courtyard (with the aim of preserving rainwater in case of an eventual siege warfare) and, finally, the broad chemin de ronde, which defines a triangular plan.
CANCELLED: “The Humanity of historical heritage – The (re)construction of a historical Identity in the Route of Romanesque”
Dr. Rosário C. Machado presents the results of her investigations for her Ph.D. thesis in Cultural Studies at the University of Minho (Portugal).
The lecture will be given in English language.
We are looking forward to your participation!