Ars Sacra Festival presents the roots of European culture connected to the common Christian-Jewish cultural heritage. With the aid of art the festival illustrates the values of beauty, goodness and truth. „Don't be afraid!" (Jer 42:11) This is the motto of the 11. Ars Sacra Festival. You have the opportunity, to join this annual series of high level and free programmes organized in the 3rd week of September in close cooperation with the European Heritage Days.
Festival das Artes is a multifaceted arts event that takes place in the award-winning grass amphitheatre of the Quinta das Lágrimas historical gardens. Music, dance, theatre, cinema, conferences and gastronomy enliven Coimbra during 12 days and nights in July. By day, fine art and photography exhibitions, jazz on the river and a diverse educational programme all help to celebrate the chosen theme. Launched in 2009, Festival das Artes has become the leading cultural event in Central Portugal.
Leggendo Metropolitano is a Festival of Literature that counts on a great success and attention from the media, the critics and international and national intellectuals as well. Since the beginning, it was marked by the pursuit of important and current issues, while maintaining the central role of literature and language. Every year the different topics are related to a main concept. For this reason, the Festival encompasses a mixture of professions and a multidisciplinary approach from literature to philosophy, history, law, journalism and science among others.