Associação Real República dos Corsários das Ilhas

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The Shop

Real Republic Corsários das Ilhas Association

Shop History

The Corsário das Ilhas Royal Association was founded in 1958. The history that binds the Corsário das Ilhas Royal Association to the Academy passes strongly through the great involvement of this Republic in the academic crises of 62 and 69. The fence and the wall of the house, that the “Corsário das Ilhas” Republic share with their neighbours, have paintings showing the events that took place during the various crises.
Those who lived in the Corsário das Ilhas Royal Association remember, for example, Carlos Candal, the former socialist MEP, who in 1962, period of academic crisis, was the president of Coimbra´s Academic Association. In turn, Carlos Fraião stands out for having been a member of the Portuguese Communist Central Committee. He was also president of the DG/AAC from 1970 to 1971, just before being arrested. The presence of influential personalities, who have passed through this house, contributes to making it part of the history of the city of Coimbra.

Products and Services

True replacement communities, alternative households from those left in hometown, the Repúblicas (communal houses for students) are more than just student or university residences, representing the traditional academic life of Coimbra, with all that this entails, from the bohemian life to the ideological aspects.

Business Hours

segunda-feira 00:00 23:59
terça-feira 00:00 23:59
quarta-feira 00:00 23:59
quinta-feira 00:00 23:59
sexta-feira 00:00 23:59
sábado 00:00 23:59
domingo 00:00 23:59
Additional information:

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week


Parish: União das freguesias de Coimbra (Sé Nova, Santa Cruz, Almedina e São Bartolomeu)
Address: Couraça dos Apóstolos 122 , 3000-431 Coimbra
Postal Code: 3000-431 Coimbra

General Data

Main activity: Culture and leisure
Opening Year: 1958
Main Code of Economic Activity (CAE): 55900