Tourism and Heritage

Name: Tourism and Heritage
Code: SOC10822L
Duration: 15 weeks/156 hours
Scientific Area: Tourism

Teaching languages: Portuguese
Languages of tutoring support: Portuguese
Regime de Frequência: Presencial

Sustainable Development Goals

Learning Goals

This UC aims:
- Provide theoretical and practical knowledge to lead students to understand the links
between tourism and cultural heritage
- To put that out the students in contact with the various typologies of cultural heritage, the
concepts of conservation, restoration and reuse of heritage as well as with different types of
projects of cultural heritage. It will also analyze the different international, national and
local institutions that deal with the cultural heritage.
- Provide students with methodological tools to develop research in tourism and heritage
Capability of comprehension of the relationships between Heritage and Tourism


1 - Heritage: concepts and issues
2 - National and International Organizations to Protect Heritage
3 - Inventory, Conservation and Heritage Evaluation
4 - Heritage and Tourism: problematic
5 - cultural heritage as a resource / tourism product
6 -The tour guides: a historical perspective to the current reality
7 - Tourism and Heritage Interpretation
8 - Management of Cultural Heritage and Tourism
9 - Heritage and New Tourist Territories
10 - Research Trends in Tourism and Heritage

Teaching Methods

-Oral transmission with the aide of audio-visual methods.
-Study visits
-Presentation and discussion of paper on a specific theme, whose objectives, methodology
and planning will be worked with the teachers (50%)
-Evaluation test (50%)

Teaching Staff