Cultural tourismHistory onlineOnline course

The medieval city – walled cities in the Middle Ages

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5 hours

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In this course get to know the medieval city and one of his most important elements: the medieval wall and its functions.

Languages:  English

Also available in: Português

The course fee includes 24-hour access for an unlimited time to:

  • Lessons for each theme of the program
  • Downloadable ebooks
  • Links to articles, videos and websites
  • Evaluation (1 final questionnaire)
  • Certificate.

Learning objectives – Medieval City – Walled cities in the Middle Ages

Discover what medieval cities looked like and get to know some of the most beautiful and impressive medieval city walls in Europe that have come to our days.

In this course medieval city and walled cities in the middle age we will also look at 2 cities whose walls were destroyed – Porto and Paris – and the conjunctures of this destruction.

I also present Alois Riegl and his “The Modern Cult of Monuments”, which was a turning point in the concepts of preservation of monuments and starting point for the International Letters and Conventions for the protection of Monumental Heritage.

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At the end of the course, a training certificate will be issued Entidade formadora certificada. Know more.

We are a training entity certified by DGERT – Training Entity Certificate No. 1800/2015 – so the certificate has international validity.



The course price (a single payment) includes all content, assessment and certificate. The value is exempt from VAT under paragraph 10 of Article 9 of the CIVA.


The course is organized in parts or modules in order to facilitate the learning sequence. However, you can freely browse the entire course without any restrictions 24 hours a day, according to your interests and your own work method.

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Course structure

  1. Introduction
  2. The city as a center of attraction and geographical dispersion
  3. The walls as urban equipment of the Middle Ages
  4. The Walled Cities Inventory
  • Carcassonne
  • Ávila
  • Montagnana
  • Nördlingen
  • Óbidos
  • York
  • Dubrovnik
  • Tallinn

      5. Two cases of cities with walls that were destroyed

      6. Conclusion

      7. References


Marina Barros Cabral

Bachelor’s degree of Dramatic arts specialization in costume design at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, teaching certificate of Visual Arts at UNILAGOS. She acted as a bilingual artistic educator in elementary education and  a fashion buyer. urrently studying for a Master’s Degree in Art History, Heritage and Visual Culture at Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto. Fascinated by Visual Arts, History of Art, philosophy, culture, aesthetics, heritage, curatorship and restoration. Concentration area Medieval and Renaissance art. She collaborates with, in the areas of History of Art and Medieval Studies.


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