Portuguese Gothic Architecture


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Portuguese Gothic architecture adapted elements of Gothic architecture, which had begun in Europe around 1140. Of the following elements, which is found in Gothic architecture?

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1. Which of the following structures was the first Gothic building in Portugal?

2. Of the following elements, which ones might be found in Portuguese Gothic architecture that wasn't standard in European Gothic architecture?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to make sure you know the history of Gothic architecture in Portugal. You must identify famous Gothic structures and design features of this country.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet set you'll test your understanding of:

  • The first Gothic structure built in Portugal
  • Common elements of Gothic architecture
  • Portuguese additions to standard Gothic designs
  • True statements about Portuguese Gothic architecture

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Gothic architecture in Portugal in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the name of the uniquely Portuguese architectural style developed from Gothic architecture
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about traits of Portuguese Gothic architecture and the first Gothic structure built in Portugal

Additional Learning

For more information about this style of design, read the lesson titled Portuguese Gothic Architecture. You will explore topics like:

  • Why the Cistercians benefitted from Portugal's victory in the war against the Moors
  • Definition of tracery
  • The Monastery of Batalha
  • How architectural styles changed through the years