We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museu do Fado / Fado Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Largo do Chafariz de Dentro, 1 | Alfama, Lisbon 1100-139, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 21 882 34 70
Website
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.
read more
Visit Museu do Fado / Fado Museum like an insider
AAC_CITY_PASS
$20*
and up
Lisbon City Card

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 173 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
The soul of the nation

Our 2nd visit to this unique institution was not as mind-blowing as our first several years ago, but it was still a great experience that we would not have willingly missed. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2013
davidgoldberg1
,
Toronto, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
486 reviews 486 reviews
316 attraction reviews
425 helpful votes 425 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Our 2nd visit to this unique institution was not as mind-blowing as our first several years ago, but it was still a great experience that we would not have willingly missed. It is a fairly large building in a fairly large square in the Alfama district. Entry payment comes with an audio guide that you press at various indicated numbers... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Houston
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
43 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

The Museu do Fado is relatively new, about a decade old, and is devoted to the fado style of music popular in Portugal (although almost unknown outside of the region). Musicians, particularly those interested in regional music, will find the collection interesting, but any non-musicians might find it all too limited to be of great interest. However, you can hear... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

It was a great blend of music history and Portuguese society. Helps to explain the area. A must visit before walking around. On Sunday it is free.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I've been a fado fan for many years, so it was a real treat to tour this museum. The audio tour was helpful in learning the history of fado, and I loved seeing artifacts, including performers' costumes, on display

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lisbon, Portugal
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
74 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Museu do Fado is probably the Museum that tells you the most about Portuguese while showing less. Other Museums might have the best works of art, show Portuguese wonders and achievements but Museu do Fado is the one that will teach who we are, what we are and why we are the way we are. For us, Fado is our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kiato, Greece
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

In this museum you can travel through fado history. I liked very much the sound of portuguese guitar. All the visuals and sounds were very interesting. Greek visitors will discover a lot of similarities with "rembetiko", especially in the lifestyle of fado artists.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This Museum is in Square Chafariz de Dentro. For transport we’ve the bus (728, 735, 759, 794), the underground (Santa Apolónia Station) and the train (Santa Apolónia Station). We can also a park in Jardim do Tabaco Park. The ticket costs 5,00€ (3,98£). However, there are discounts for youth cards, students, pensioners, groups and families. The Museum has three floors,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Washington DC
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We knew next to nothing about Fado so when we found this little museum after wandering down the hills from the heights of the Alfama district we thought we would try it out. There is an entrance fee. If you actually take the time to read the exhibit tags/info and listen to the music excerpts in each space, you will... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hamilton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
68 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

This was a big disappointment. We did not have time on our Lisbon trip to visit a Fado bar, but thought the museum would provide some insight into the music. Wrong. Just some fairly static videos and some earphones to listen to some soundtracks. Missed opportunity and not worth the entrance fee.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Lisbon
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
39 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

The Museum of Fado offers you an historical review of the birth, development and rebirth and expansion of this form of popular music, fado, which has been considered for ages as Portugal's national song, and is now a UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Museu do Fado / Fado Museum also viewed

 
Lisbon, Lisbon District
 

Been to Museu do Fado / Fado Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Museu do Fado / Fado Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?