July 27, 2017

The City of Coimbra

Coimbra from summit to river bank is a spectacular destination to host this year’s AAL Forum, oozing with a charming past and moving to a unique sound. The city is Portugal’s medieval capital and the site of the country’s oldest university at almost 700 years old. Previously inhabited by monarchs as the royal palace, the university is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site and is situated at the top of the hill overlooking the city. Now boasting the largest science faculty in the country, the city is a hub for technology and science students during term time. Like the rest of the capital, the university follows a number of unique traditions such as ribbon burning, Queima das Fitas, to...
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