The Festival Jazz ao Centro – International Jazz Meetings of Coimbra was born in 2003 in the context of Coimbra – Portuguese Capital of Culture. In the edition of 2018 the programme will be very diversified, celebrating tradition along with more exploratory approaches. In this sense, it is an absolutely unique festival. From October 17th
We have never understood why the famous fado of Coimbra says that the beauty of Coimbra strikes the most as we leave the city. It’s the other way round. As we approach this charming city knelt upon Mondego river, we can feel History in all its speechless splendour.
Situated in Coimbra, the Exploratório Infante D. Henrique is not a place to visit, but to explore. We must touch everything, push the buttons, be part of the experiences. Jumping on the moon, observing magical taps, taking photos to our own shadow: these are some of the amazing available experiences.
A piano living legend, composer of some of the iconic themes of the movie “Amélie”, Yann Tiersen is back in Portugal for the presentation of his new album “Eusa” in the Convent of São Francisco in Coimbra.
Coimbra Airport Shuttle provides a door-to-door shared transfer between Coimbra and the airports at Lisbon and Oporto. The shuttle bus service offers numerous daily shuttles going to or departing from the airports. The schedules are regular, reliable, and adapted accordingly to the flights timetable. The aim is to provide great value quality service. Your trip to the
Nouvelle Vague are back in Portugal, presenting their latest album “I could be happy”. This concert will be a great opportunity to hear both the new and the classical songs of the band.
The diva of Portuguese fado, Ana Moura, will throw a concert on November 4th at 22:00 in Convento de São Francisco in Coimbra. Who says that fado is a deeply melancholic song? Not all. Listen to the gorgeous Ana Moura and find out why!
The colourful Coimbra Antique Market takes place every fourth Saturday of the month from 09:00 to 19:00 in the square Praça do Comércio. Here are the next dates: July 25th August 22nd September 26th October 24th November 28th December 26th
Quebra Jazz is already a reference of the Portuguese jazz scene. The most delightful open air concerts that take place in the lively Quebra Costas quarter, at the heart of Coimbra historical centre. The 5th edition of Quebra Jazz festival will be held every weekend of Summer starting on July 1st and ending on September
Aristides de Sousa Mendes do Amaral e Abranches was born on July 19th 1885 in Cabanas de Viriato near Viseu. Son of Maria Angelina Ribeiro de Abranches and the judge José de Sousa Mendes, he went to the University of Coimbra in 1902 to study Law, along with his twin brother César, and he graduated in
The construction of the Christian Portugal has led the former Portuguese kings to have contact with the existing Jewish communities, accepting their help (they had a decisive role on King Afonso Henriques’s side when Lisbon was taken from the moors in 1147) and giving them some benefits as a reward for their help in the