The ICUH 2017 will take place at the Convent São Francisco Convention Centre, Coimbra, Portugal.
Coimbra – the “University Town” - is a district capital, the largest city of the Centre Region of Portugal. It has remnants of 2,000 years of history. Roman Empire constructions coexist with internationally renowned modern buildings. Capital of the Portuguese Kingdom in bygone ages and meeting point of several cultures, Coimbra combines a rich architectonic and historical heritage with modern facilities for the arts and sports and green, open-air spaces.
Founded in 1290, University of Coimbra is the first and the only Portuguese-speaking University until the early 20th century, sustaining its position over the years with a unique mix of tradition, contemporaneity and innovation. The city and the university are classified as World Heritage since June 2013 and have a thriving cultural life offering a great diversity of literary talks, exhibitions, cinema cycles, music and dance shows, theatre plays and other performances. The City Festivities, the Arts Festival, the jazz festival "Jazz ao Centro" and the Cultural Week of the University of Coimbra are just a few examples of the events that take place every year and are really worth to see.
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Convent São Francisco Convention Centre
The venue is located on the left margin of Rio Mondego overlooking the city and University of Coimbra. Having recently undergone an extensive refurbishment program, the Convent offers fantastic facilities for meeting, recreation and cultural activities, being itself a landmark in Coimbra and Central Region of Portugal.
For further information please visit:
University of Coimbra
UC World Heritage - University of Coimbra, Alta and Sofia
Visit official tourism website to learn about all of the sights, activities, restaurants, and more available during your stay in Coimbra.