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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

Entirely devoted to Lisbon's urban song universe, Museu do Fado opened...

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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Good overview of Fado

This museum is great way to get introduced to Fado music. You get to learn about the music, artists and various Fado guitars.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
James E
Denver, Colorado

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This small museum provides a good introduction to the history, artists and the Portuguese guitars of fado. The listening station covers a comprehensive discography of known artists and their haunting voices. Nice gift shop.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum is great way to get introduced to Fado music. You get to learn about the music, artists and various Fado guitars.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fado is very traditional music you can only find in Lisbon. It's a must for every music lover as it is so unique - even the instruments. I surely enjoyed listening to the various Fado artists - traditional and modern. Please keep in mind that the museum is closed on Mondays. It is located in the beautiful Bairro de Alfama.

Thank MsDolly07
Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this small museum at the end of a visit to the amalfa neighborhood. I found the display somewhat disappointing. The content revolves around the artists. There are few informations on the historical and sociological background. Also no info on the music itself. Only if you have spare time or if you are a big fan of fado.

Thank Flobar71
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This a small museum but beautifully laid out and curated. At each exhibit you hear the music associated with the artist/piece through a clever hand held system (set up at the beginning ot be in your language).

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Good expierience. This Museum will make you fall in love with fado music. The audio system is great, very interesting comments about everything at the museum.

Thank Relskias
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My son absolutely has Fado music in his veins. I just wonder why some people were given little headphones to plug in to their handheld devices and we were NOT. The museum is OK but really needs something more exciting to attract the tourists.

Thank Susan S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Never actually visited the museum, but learned when called they were sponsoring an outdoor concert on the steps of a church in the Alfama. Went and loved it. concert become a tour by a curator talkijng about the social political history of fado, walking the streets and alleys where it came into its own, then meeting up with the singers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

If you are here in mid September, combine dinner, fado and museum visit on weekend. Lovely intro to the music and newer interpretations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Brilliant not to be missed you have to pay to go in be carefull around here lot of People and the pickpocket work this attraction this is were our money was stolen From our bag

Thank JOHN C

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