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Museu do Fado / Fado Museum

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Address: Largo do Chafariz de Dentro, 1 | Alfama, Lisbon 1100-139, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 21 882 34 70
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Entirely devoted to Lisbon's urban song universe, Museu do Fado opened its...
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 cultural history of the country, its role in the cultural identity statement and its importance as an inspiration source and intercultural trade between people and communities.
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A wondeful testament to the art or Fado

If you are musical , musician , guitarist etc. This is a wonderful resource to learn the history of fado and its proponents and the musical instruments made for it. It will take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you are musical , musician , guitarist etc. This is a wonderful resource to learn the history of fado and its proponents and the musical instruments made for it. It will take roughly 1-2 hours for a proper visit. Combine it with a tour of the sights in Alfama.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Very nice museum giving the history of Fado music with a lovely outdoor restaurant. There is a great restaurant where the owner and waitresses sing Fado up the block in the old Alfama section. Explore the area,it's quaint.

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Gunnison, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It is really an amazing little museum. Not only do you get to see film clips of the most talented Fado singers, but you also get introduced to the history of Fado and why it is such an integral part of Portuguese culture. Learned a lot and as I was leaving the museum shop I decided to buy a cavaquinho,... More 

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Algiers, Algeria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Small affair in Alfama district, little more than some rooms with a few musical instruments and a place where you can listen to various tunes.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The combination of musical guidance through the origins and evolution of fado with Portuguese art expressions of the ambience is very powerful. The museum is small, but well structured and with a wonderful selection of the absolute best Portuguese artists, both in music and visual arts. The audio guidance also works well and in itself it's a thrill to follow... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Small and well organized museum devoted to the beautiful music of the region...Energetic and passionate students to offer information and guidance. Visit was marred by an arrogant older male ticket manager who actually pushed and barked at me as I was mistakenly taking a video in an area separated from the museum.....I think I found the only rude person in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Give yourself enough time to truly enjoy this interactive museum. There are comfortable chairs for listening to many, many fado singers - male and female. There are headphone sets for learning about the tranditions and evolution of fado. The gift store has some unique items - don't miss it!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I don't know why there are negative reviews of this museum. I almost stayed away - but I'm pleased I didn't. It's a very interesting and beautifully designed set of exhibitions. The audio commentary gadgets work extremely well and you can use them to listen to dozens of different musicians as you choose their number from the photos on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Fado is so special in Portugal, this is a recommended stop. The museum does a very good job in describing its history and provides excellent opportunities to listen to the music.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Not a big one but has a lot of good stuff, e.g., nice audio and video materials with live fado performance if you pick the right time. And it is free over the weekend :)

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Address: Address: Largo do Chafariz de Dentro, 1 | Alfama, Lisbon 1100-139, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 21 882 34 70
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon

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