República dos Kágados Association
The República dos Kágados Association was founded in 1933. It was created by students from northern Portugal, mainly coming from Minho region. This association acted as an extension of other two Repúblicas – Ribatejana and Porvir – the latter originally from the beginning of the 20th Century. Main actors of each historic period of the city and the Coimbra academy, from the bohemian life to the academic crisis in the seventies, the Kágados were also important advocates for the cultural and humanitarian movements.
It was in the República dos Kágados, and by its initiative, that on the 11th September 1948 the six existing repúblicas in Coimbra established the first Repúblicas Council.
According to the document signed back then “Friendship and Alliance Pact”, the Council “committed to the praxe [student rituals and customs] and to the safeguard of their common interests and of the Academy”. With no open political objective, it assumed great reputation in the numerous academic crisis that took place.
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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.
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Parish: União das freguesias de Coimbra (Sé Nova, Santa Cruz, Almedina e São Bartolomeu)
Address: Rua Joaquim António de Aguiar 96 e 98 , 3000-230 Coimbra
Postal Code: 3000-230 Coimbra
Main activity: Culture and leisure
Opening Year: 1933
Main Code of Economic Activity (CAE): 55900