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Museu do Fado / Fado Museum

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Entirely devoted to Lisbon's urban song universe, Museu do Fado opened its doors to the public on the 25 September 1998, celebrating Fado’s exceptional value as an identifying symbol of the City of Lisbon, its deep roots in the tradition and...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Largo do Chafariz de Dentro 1 | Alfama, Lisbon 1100-139, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
+351 21 882 3470
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is ideal for people who love fado... It's conveniently located at the base of the Alfama (or accessible via a ten minute walk from the Praca do Comercio)... your tour begins with a history of fado, a description of the instruments, and various...More

Thank michaelgG8296LJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into Fado, you'll love this; if you're not, meh. There are some interesting artifacts (antique gramophones) but the Fado culture is not as well presented as I would have liked. The audio tour leaves something to be desired and the quality of...More

Thank SymnCwl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now, this is more than fado, I t’s Portuguese culture history. By describing the different turns in its development, you get a new outlook of this country since the 19th century. And if you’re not yet familiar with Amalia Rodrigues, Mariza or Carminha - don’t...More

Thank AndersG63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a fado fan, go there by all means. You will be thrilled to find so much about this special genre of Portuguese music. You can learn all about it, from history to instruments (displayed) and famous singers as you walk through several...More

Thank Dani K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have to admit to knowing what the fado is, (it’s a famous Portuguese style of music and dance) before setting foot inside. Really nice museum, interesting.

Thank Crescam
Reviewed August 11, 2018

I highly recommend this museum for music nerds. It is a small museum, but a great collection of instruments, recordings, films, and art work. It is also very near Fado bars.

Thank elligranka
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

The Fado Museum was a lovely spot to visit. We enjoyed a break from a lot of street hiking to see and listen to a bit about the history of fado. Our visit was especially appropriate because the next evening we went to a live...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

From original music, art, instruments and Artists if you are a Fado fan this is a must see. Set a bit away (walking distance) from many other major Lisboa attractions this self guided tour through the History of Fado music is both historical and musically...More

Thank Frisbe44
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Not quite knowing what to expect from a city that has lost its former charm to commercialism and tourism over the past two decades, I was very impressed with the museum, not just with respect to the history of fado but also the vast collection...More

Thank marco616
Reviewed July 1, 2018

If you want to understand Lisbon you have to understand Fado. This is the perfect place for outsiders to start their way into soul of this city. A self-guided tour takes about an hour an a half.

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and,
of course, the internationally acclaimed Fado music.
The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755
destroyed most of the city but the contiguous
neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained
standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent
Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the
Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of
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October 10, 2018|
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Response from Crescam | Reviewed this property |
I don’t remember there being an elevator, but there are lots of gentle ramps and I believe they describe themselves as wheelchair accessible.
July 6, 2018|
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Response from AndrewJMS | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I just visited the place. I suggest you ask the museum itself. However, if there is a live performance it will be pretty small since there is a small cinema type theatre and a courtyard which might accommodate an... More
May 2, 2017|
Response from Rita O | Property representative |
Dear Thomas, the dress code is the usual in museums. We look forward to receiving your visit soon. Best regards, Rita Oliveira
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