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Fado ao Centro

Rua de Quebra Costas n 7, Coimbra 3000-340, Portugal
+351 239 837 060
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Intimate intro to Fado

A well-spent hour of entertainment and education located in the historic center of Coimbra. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
les s
Mill Valley, California
It's magical, it's wonderful, it's marvelous

I had taken the train from Lisboa, arriving in Coimbra around 12 Noon, checked into my hotel and... read more

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Fado ao Centro is a Cultural Association of Fado from Coimbra, opened from Monday to Sunday (10am to 7pm). Located in the historical center of Coimbra (Rua Quebra Costas),the entrance to the photo exhibition about Coimbras University tradition & informations are for free. Also have Fado shows everyday, with a recreation of a Live Serenade, that everyone can experience for a small amount of money! A magical space with a unique atmosphere were you can find the most genuine and traditional Fado from Coimbra everyday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Only the best musicians of the city play in Fado ao Centro and they are selected according to the highest standards of this 160 year old tradition. Even if you can't witness the concert, don't miss the oportunity to visit our space and get to know a little bit more about Fado from Coimbra. There are always musicians playing and rehearsing so you can change experiences and learn more about the Portuguese Guitar and this unique musical tradition. Bewtween 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. we have the "Afternoon Rehearsals" with our regular musicians. You can always pass by, watch them play and anyone that want's to bring their own instrument is also welcome to join! At 6:00 p.m. we start our daily 50 minute long concert of Fado from Coimbra. If you are interested in attending our concert, we strongly advise you to make a reservation in order to ensure your seat. We don't serve any kind of food, so we are totally committed to the concert itself, enabling a genuine atmosphere and unique cultural and musical experience in Coimbra! Following the work that has been held by this Cultural Association, you'll find different exclusive editions of books, CDs and DVDs related to Fado from Coimbra. Fado ao Centro(R) is, undoubtedly, a place to visit in Coimbra!
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Rua de Quebra Costas n 7, Coimbra 3000-340, Portugal
+351 239 837 060
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Reviewed yesterday

A well-spent hour of entertainment and education located in the historic center of Coimbra. The setting is intimate with 20 - 30 people max.. There was an opportunity for more discussion following the performance over a glass of port.

Thank les s
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had taken the train from Lisboa, arriving in Coimbra around 12 Noon, checked into my hotel and started wandering through the streets of Coimbra. I had asked about Fado in Coimbra, and the hotel had suggestions, including a 18.00 hour one at Fado ao...More

Thank In_Search_of_Roo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really cool way to learn about Fado from Coimbra. It was started by university students and alumni. You learn about the history of it, purpose of the songs, and how it evolved over time. The musicians were incredibly talented. Email them to...More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fado au Centro is located near the centre of the historic part of town which makes it really convenient. However, the auditorium style seating makes you feel less connected to the music. Also its a 'show - targeted at tourists' and includes some gimmicks that...More

Thank Nikhil_A_Pai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place offers a 50 minutes show with a sample of Port wine at the end. The show is an initiative of several students to show the passion for the Fado music. The program is well thought for tourists, trying to convey in short time...More

Thank Kathy019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For 10 Euros and an hour of your time listen to some lovely Fado singers and watch a musician play the Fado guitar ( a 12 string guitar) and have a small glass of port at the end. Specific to this area, learn the history...More

Thank sherry19112016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a lovely evening listening to the very talented guitarists and singers. In Coimbra the Fado performers are always men, and current or former university students. Small intimate room, maybe 30 people. One hour concert was 20 euros and well worth the price. Beautiful...More

Thank DeenaO43
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place will give you an introduction to fado in a 'lecture' type way and charge you for it. The fado is performed by university students and they will tell you that only male students from Coimbra university can sing Coimbra fado. Its a bit...More

Thank SeahorseWales
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this location and booked online. Get there at least 15 mins before it begins as it is first come first seated inside. Small venue and very intimate. Seats about 45. Awesome performance and some history about the music and some of the songs...More

Thank Milo33
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The place is not too big which creates a nice environment. People are very nice and explain fado in both Portuguese and English. Very interesting. The show was very good. The musicians were excellent. This fado is very different from Lisboa and Porto. It is...More

Thank Paula L
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How do I make a reservation?
28 April 2016|
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Response from CaliforniaNana | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we did not make reservations (not sure if you can do that) but happened to be in the neighborhood about half an hour before a performance so we got tickets at the door. Then went for a restorative beer! This was in... More
Kristine C
Hello! How can i find out, what time and when concerts are going on? :)
15 September 2015|
Response from Fado a | Property representative |
Hello Kristine, You can book for the live show of Fado de Coimbra (Monday to Sunday) to 6PM ( Ticket price = 10 eur/person). You can book shows anytime by appointment, (> 8 people), from 10am (morning). All performances of... More
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