City and Health: The All-Sainsts Royal Hospital os Lisbon (16th -18th centuries)

Edite Alberto, Joana Balsa de Pinho

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We intend to highlight the importance of the All-Saints Royal Hospital, the most relevant health institution in Lisbon and an innovative institution testing a new architectural model, which will play a major role in the urban design of modern Lisbon from the 16th century renovation to the 18th century reconstruction. Having been referred by countless individuals who visited the capital, the hospital stood out for its grandiosity and visual impact, and at the same time for its functional architecture, with particular characteristics and needs, considered since the first moment of its planning and design, while serving the city and promoting health.
Thus, our proposal propose an innovative approach by discuss the characteristics of health and public health in Lisbon of the Early Modern Age, from the analysis of this hospital, its architecture and the building as an element of urbanism in the city. We will also consider institutions such as Lazaretto and Health House, which cooperated with it.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventEuropean Architectural History Network - University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Jun 202013 Jun 2020


ConferenceEuropean Architectural History Network
Abbreviated titleEAHN
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • Lisbon 16th centuries
  • Architecture History
  • Public health history


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