Sunday, 30 June 2013

Coimbra - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Coimbra is definitely worth a visit! It's one of my favorite towns in Portugal.
It is full of character and has one of the oldest Universities in the world..older than Oxford and Cambridge
The old University complex was made a UNESCO world heritage site just a couple of weeks ago.
Here is the video that was submitted to UNESCO with Coimbra's submission:

Here is a report (in Portuguese) on a spontaneous concert and celebration organised via social networks on the evening that the UNESCO decison was made. The songs and music are traditional Coimbra fado originally sung only by male students.
Some more info here: