Apr 19, 2012

Portugal FDC on "Guimaraes 2012 - European Capital of Culture"

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Guimarães 2012 - Capital Europeia da Cultura

Guimaraes 2012 - European Capital of Culture

Date of Issue : 10 April 2012

€0,32 : Largo da Oliveira
€0,47 : Cultural Vila Flor
€0,68 : Festas Nicolinas
€0,80 : Pousada de St.a Marinha da Costa

The project of the European Capitals of Culture was launched at the beginning of the 1980s by the Greek and French ministers of culture, Melina Mercouri and Jack Lang, respectively. Held for the first time in 1985 (Athens) it now involves two cities from different countries each year.

In 2012, Guimaraes is chosen as a European Capital of Culture (the other is Maribor, a city in Slovenia).The Guimaraes 2012 programme was organized in two main areas: creative art (art and architecture, performing arts, cinema and the audiovisual, music) and city and citizens (thought, city, community, public space), supported by an overall educational service. Furthermore, a programme managed by the local associations was created.

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