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Address: Rua do Corpo de Deus | Largo da Vitoria - Capela N. Sra da Vitória, Coimbra 3000-121, Portugal
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Wonderful singers

After listing to fado music in other parts of Portugal, I have come to value the singers we heard in Coimbra. The two young men singing with a wonderful group of musicians were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 December 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

After listing to fado music in other parts of Portugal, I have come to value the singers we heard in Coimbra. The two young men singing with a wonderful group of musicians were fabulous. The service in this small space that once was a synagogue and then a church was somewhat underpowered and the food certainly wasn't very good but... More 

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Αθήνα, Ελλάδα
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

What a nice place to visit. Amazing music, young singers, great guitar. I would spare the 10 euros. It's worth it

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Heard fado in Lisbon and one in Coimbra. Having been to another fado earlier the night we tried to find another fado place after dinner as it's the last night in Coimbra for us. Without prior reservation we managed to grab the last table on the ground floor at this venue. We did not regret. For the same price as... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We reserved a table at A Capella in advance because of its popularity and spent a most enjoyable evening there. Although the shows starts very late, the classical guitarist, the Portuguese guitarist and the singer Nuno Silva were terrific. They performed with dexterity, musicality and passion. The acoustics of the tiny chapel enhances an already excellent performance.The artists took the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Only 10 euro for the show and a drink. They also have other drinks and food you can order. Not sure why so many other reviews complain. Make sure to eat at Santo liquido across the street before the show.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This has been our first trip to Portugal. It has been perfect till this evening. Being in Coimbra, the birthplace of the Fado, we wanted to enjoy a good Fado evening. What we got was a mediocre singer with no charisma whatsoever who made half an hour breaks after every 4 songs. In the meantime we ordered some food. It... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We booked this because we like fado, but were a bit disappointed by the Piano playing which we don't think is really fado. We did not eat there because it started so late but the drinks were fine. It was quite late (22.30) by the time the singing started.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

A great place to enjoy charming sounds of fado de Coimbra, with perfect acoustics and pleasant atmosphere. Don't expect too much of the meals there, but we've found out that one specific with cheese and honey was very good.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

After taking advice from the tourist information Office, I book a table at the aCapella to listen to fado concert and to eat. The staff member told me to arrive at 8.30 but, to tell the truth, they didn't serve dinner before 9.30. Regarding the dinner the staff didn't make clear that the fixed menu (for 30€) didn't include some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We came for the dinner and the show, 30 euros. Dinner was very good, I had the steak with pepper sauce, there was a soup before, potato and cabbage which was excellent, my sister had the goat cheese in pastry with honey which was also very good. We had a bottle of the wine they recommended which was also very... More 

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