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sábado, 22 de junho de 2013

University of Coimbra on World Heritage List

University of Coimbra: Courtyard of the old Royal Palace 

Established in 1290, the university of Coimbra is one of the oldest universities in continuous operation in the world, the oldest university in Portugal. Don´t miss the Joanine Library with its rich baroque décor when you visit the site.

The World Heritage Committee, which has the final say on whether a property is inscribed on the World Heritage List is attending its 37th session in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (17-27 June 2013).

On June 22, 2013, the university of Coimbra was added to UNESCO World Heritage List.

It is the 15th property in Portugal on the World Heritage List:


·         Alto Douro Wine Region (2001)
·         Convent of Christ in Tomar (1983)
·         Cultural Landscape of Sintra (1995)
·         Historic Centre of Évora (1986)
·         Historic Centre of Guimarães (2001)
·         Historic Centre of Oporto (1996)
·         Monastery of Alcobaça (1989)
·         Monastery of Batalha (1983)
·         University of Coimbra – Alta and Sofia (2013)
·         Laurisilva of Madeira (1999)

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