Cultural Tourism and Heritage in Northern Portugal

Cultural Tourism and Heritage in Northern Portugal

Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020. 

Hardback & Paperback: 279 pages.
ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-5449-8
ISBN-10: 1-5275-5449-X

Editors: Clara Sarmento, Sara Cerqueira Pascoal

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Table of Contents




Part I. Cultural Routes on the City’s Walls

Chapter One
Public Space Appropriation: Between Art and Delinquency
António Oliveira

Chapter Two
Paths of Re-Existence in Multiple-Cities: Porto and Bahia Occupying (Other) Colours and Expressions
Elenise Cristina Pires de Andrade

Chapter Three
Urban Art, Heritage and Tourism
Ricardo Campos & Ágata Sequeira

Chapter Four
The Project StreetArtCEI: Routes of Graffiti and Street Art in Porto and Northern Portugal
Clara Sarmento


PART II. Research and Cultural Entrepreneurship

Chapter Five
Intelligent Systems for Personalized Points of Interest and Routes
Joss Santos, Luís Ferreira, Rodrigo Mesquita, Lucas Schwantes de Lima, Luís Conceição, Goreti Marreiros, Constantino Martins, Luiz Faria & Carlos Ramos

Chapter Six
Enhancing Literary Tourism in the North of Portugal: The Project TheRoute and the Branding of Destinations
Sara Pascoal

Chapter Seven
Border Tourism: An Opportunity for the Dry Line Region, Northern Portugal and Galicia
Dália Liberato, Elisa Alén & Pedro Liberato


Part III. New Discoveries by the Portuguese Sea

Chapter Eight
A New Life for the Motorboat “Praia da Costa Nova”
Ana Ferreira & Gustavo Madeira Barros

Chapter Nine
The Moliceiro Boat of Ria de Aveiro: Portuguese Popular Culture as a Tourism Asset
Clara Sarmento

Chapter Ten
The Belinho 1 Shipwreck: A Probable 16th Century Ship Lost at Esposende
Ana Almeida, Filipe Castro, Alexandre Monteiro & Ivone Magalhães

Chapter Eleven
The Route – Santiago De Compostela: Walking The Landscape Towards One’s Own Identity
Augusto Lemos, Daniela Armada, Lígia Rocha, Sérgio Veludo, Sofia Leal & Maria de Fátima Lambert





This edition is organized into 3 sections – I. Cultural Routes on the City’s Walls, II. Research and Cultural Entrepreneurship and III. New Discoveries by the Portuguese Sea – and includes, among others, several chapters resulting from research carried out under the StreetArtCEI and The Route – Tourism and Heritage Routes projects.

Cultural Tourism and Heritage in Northern Portugal presents a narrative of both an opportunity and a challenge. The opportunity is to develop routes of cultural tourism in the North of Portugal, while empowering and engaging communities in the protection of their cultural heritage. The challenge is promoting sustainable tourism, with an impact on economic growth, poverty reduction, environmental protection, and the preservation of authenticity in culture and heritage. This book appears at a pivotal moment, given the increased interest for the use of literature, arts, crafts, heritage, and traditions, as well as tangible and intangible cultural products, to promote places and destinations, while safeguarding the identity of social-cultural territories. The current cultural turn in tourism and related research methodologies has led to the development of business strategies where culture and creativity play a relevant role in the branding of competitive cities, regions and countries, using innovation and technology to promote their international image.


Cândida Cadavez (Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril), “Featured Review”, Cambridge Scholars Publishing LINK


According to the World Catalogue, this book is available in 117 libraries around the world (september 2022). LINK