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Address: Rua Nova n0 30, Coimbra 3000-297, Portugal
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+351 239 827 667

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Authentic Fado Bar in Coimbra

It was Saturday night in winter. We come here because our hostel receptionist recommend us this place. Although we have to wait around 2 hours wandering around town to wait for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 February 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

It was Saturday night in winter. We come here because our hostel receptionist recommend us this place. Although we have to wait around 2 hours wandering around town to wait for the show, it was worth it. We really enjoy the show, the waiter is also friendly and nice to us. He speak English so fluently help us with the... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

Had a really nice Fado evening, even though I unfortunately don't speak Portoguese ( I understand very little). The place is quite hidden from the main street, but definitely worth a visit for a drink and some music.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

While Coimbra is full of historical and beautiful monuments, an evening in Diligencia is to experience a living, vibrant part of its culture. We were welcomed into this intimate space by the host, a warm and friendly man who spoke fluent English, and served cherry liquor in chocolate cups. A young man then poured out his soul, connecting with each... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

I am so grateful that I went to Diligencia! It is very small, extremely intimate and cozy, the owners are kind, attentive and treat the guests as if they were old friends visiting their home. The music is incomparable. During the performance, which lasted from 10:00 until 2:00, 10 people were clustered around Luis (who sings and plays like nothing... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

My wife and I were touring Portugal and stumbled upon this place in Coimbra. We enjoyed Fado played/sand by a great performer and also enjoyed a bottle of wine. It was fantastic. The proprietor, George, was very friendly and spoke impeccable English, making communication easy (sadly, we don't speak Portuguese). His wife, who runs the place with him, was also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

what a great place! it was shown to me by my friends (locals in Coimbra). Before going to Portugal it is exactly how I imagined my fado night! Take sangria and enjoy authentic portuguese music!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2011

Diligência Bar is an authentic fado bar. Like most 'finds' in Portugal, it is down a narrow alley that twists and turns until you see the large brown door and the name of the bar. Diligência Bar happens to be the oldest Fado House in Coimbra. Fado starts at 10:30 and goes into the wee hours of the morning. We’ll... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2007

My favorite place in all of Portugal is Diligencia Bar (Rua Nova, 30). Live traditional music (both fado and portuguese favourites) with guitar and traditional instruments in an atmospheric tavern. Be sure to order the Sangria there. No cover charge. What a deal! I went there on both my nights in Coimbra. Things get started about 11pm, and is most... More 

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