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The Historic Cafés Route receives official certification as a Cultural Route by the Council of Europe
On Wednesday, 1 June 2022, an email was received from the Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreements of the Council of Europe and Director of the Council of Europe's Cultural Routes Institute, Stefano Dominioni, announcing the official certification of the "Historic Cafés Route". Thus, a long process that started in 2014 finally achieved its ultimate goal: the…
Publications of the Greek Press on the classification of Historic Cafés as intangible cultural heritage
We quote the publications of the Greek Press after the decision of the Minister of Culture of Greece, Ms. Lina Mendoni, including the Historic Cafés as an intangible cultural heritage of Greece. Αθηνόραμα Τοπικά έθιμα αλλά και ιστορικά καφέ στα 9 νέα στοιχεία που εγγράφονται υπό την προστασία του Εθνικού Ευρετηρίου Άυλης Πολιτιστικής Κληρονομιάς της…
Historic Places in Italy
A wonderful video has been created in Italy to mark the first celebration of “the National Day of Historic Italian Places”, the purpose of which is to examine the origin of Italian hospitality. “A trip into the past amongst memory, identity and culture”. On November 13, 2021, the Historic Places of Italy, through initiatives and…
HCR team in Lisbon and Coimbra
On the occasion of the co-organization of HCR with the Portuguese Association of Historic Cafés and the Café Santa Cruz of the Conference "Historic Cafes: A Meeting of Ideas", in Coimbra (May 20 & 21) the HCR executive team consisting of Route Manager George Loverdos and Communication Officer Maria Mystakidou will visit the HCR Café…
Let’ have a look at the kitchen!
In addition to the Coffee house and the pastry service, Café Pastelaria Benard established in 1868 also works as a restaurant. The lunch and dinner menu includes typical Portuguese cuisine and some salads and lighter quiches. But it is in the pastry shop that Benard stands out. A customer favorite has long been the croissant,…
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