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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 2 days ago via mobile

We stumbled upon the Fado Museum and were glad that we visited. It was very interesting to learn about the history and culture of Fado music.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EJW3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently had heard about Fado, the music of Portugal. Museum presents the history, the artists and has many examples of the music to listen to. If it had not been raining, we probably would not have even stopped in. Glad we did. The museum is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 10 November 2018

This is a beautiful museum with lots of info on Fado history. We arrived 1-1/2 hours before closing, we could have used more time to listen to music. I would advise at least 2 hours.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ramikat
Reviewed 8 November 2018

I have enjoyed listening to Fado music for some time and was keen to visit this museum when I visited Lisbon in October. The museum is small but well set out and provides a good introduction to the music of Fado. The modest entry price...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This is a history lesson on fado! Good exhibits, nice use of media, particularly liked the opportunity to sample many different fado singers. A worthwhile visit taking 90-120 minutes to cover.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jameswolfe1
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We came across this museum on the the way to the military museum. What a find. Audio guide and wonderful displays. A mural of singers were numbered so you could tune into different fado artists. The instruments were lovely. There were docs to listen to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

We went to the museum to gain an understanding of the music before going to a performance. It is certainly worth the low entry price. What I especially liked were the three murals of singers. Some of the people had a code number on their...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank txtfa001
Reviewed 13 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank michaelgG8296LJ
Reviewed 4 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SymnCwl
Reviewed 3 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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11 October 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.
7 July 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
2 May 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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