The Fado of Coimbra is a Fado whose poems invariably evoke love and longing for a woman, for the city and for the Academy. Since the 16th century that the singing of students in the streets of Coimbra is factually known, where the erudite and the popular were frequently seen and mixed. Contrary to the Lisbon Fado, of the taverns and the Fado houses, the Coimbra Fado is, in its essence, a serenade Fado, a street Fado, with lyrics and music, not only of popular root, but also of erudite origin, having been set to music poems of the most illustrious poets that passed by the University of Coimbra. The case of the guitar of Coimbra is larger than that of Lisbon, tuned one tone lower and its volute is tear-shaped. Over time, this musical genre has undergone some changes, giving rise to the Song and Chant of Coimbra, which the city, its University and its people are proudly recreating, respecting its essence and genesis.