|Abstract: ||The present scientific work has the objective to study the relations between the actions of man on Landscape, the way he marked it for centuries, and their importance for future generations, to understand which memories, through the legacies transmitted by them, they build and regain, namely in the case of the “Carmelite Desert of Bussaco”.
The methods used in the treatment and study of the reminiscent Cultural Heritage are diversified. In this way, it’s important to create an interdisciplinary and permanent interpretation of the Cultural Landscape, and of its interaction with the local communities, recurring to international approached methodologies, and conjugating them with project methods and with the application of anthropological concepts.
As result, we achieve an including project, for a differentiated public, at a local scale, and adequate to Landscape needs. Pointing to proper functions and lifestyles from specific times, we keep the religious symbolism of the Carmelite Heritage, framing it in a new context.
Implying the Human component, transmitted by the Discalced Carmelite Order, and connected to Natural and Historic Heritage, we conclude the necessity of reclaim, support and protection, from where this work intends to contribute with a significant step to elevate the “Desert” to World Heritage.|