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Great fado!!

We missed the traditional Fado show while we were in Lisbon. However, Fado ao Centro delivers a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saranya P
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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A slice of Portuguese culture

During a recent visit to Coimbra we went to a Fado performance at Fado ao Centro. The setting was... 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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reserved a fado show of 50 minutes. Slightly disappointing because quite few fado songs and a hot, not well ventilated room. The fact that people with a passion for fado performed, made it all ok. They deserve our support. :-)

Thank Yves D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We missed the traditional Fado show while we were in Lisbon. However, Fado ao Centro delivers a great fado experience with a twist:) The ambient of the theater is intimate and cozy. At the end of the show, you can purchase their CDs and meet...More

Thank Saranya P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During a recent visit to Coimbra we went to a Fado performance at Fado ao Centro. The setting was very intimate and the performance was excellent. The introduction was made in Portuguese and English and both the guitarists and the singers played and sang with...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fado in Coimbra is all about tradition and the university students. This wonderful performance connected us to the music and history with song, stories and film clips. It is romantic with drama and black capes and musicians sharing their own individual talent and stories to...More

Thank TwoToGo2
Reviewed 2 August 2018

What's nice about this is that it is not only a Coimbra fado concert, but also an informative introduction to the phenomenon, explaining how it originated and other interesting things about it. The show takes only one hour, but it's totally worth it, as it's...More

Thank Vladimir1998
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Where do I start? I have not stopped listening to our CD since we arrived home! Joao Farinha has a voice as pure as the first morning snow .I am living Portugal through his voice every day since our return! I just wish I could...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

A very intimate experience with current and former Uni students trying to maintain the history of Coimbra Fado.Uniquely this Fado version featured only males in contrast to the version we had seen in Lisbon

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We went this evening to a show at 6pm and we loved it. The only disadvantage is that it was too short - just one hour. The two guitar players were very good -especially the Coimbra guitar player who is fantastic. The two male singers...More

Thank Yona S
Reviewed 1 July 2018

The hour-long concert and glass of port are very enjoyable. The musicians seem to be accomplished (not an expert in fado), and had no problem being heard without amplification. Spoken commentary in Portuguese and English gives you a bit of background on Coimbra fado and...More

1  Thank Kang H
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice evening. The setting is intimate. The singers and players are good, and the explanations and multimedia presentations are interesting. It’s only fifty minutes, and at the end of it you can drink a glass of port and chat with some...More

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28 April 2016|
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Response from Hazel C | 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
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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