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Fundacao Amalia Rodrigues Casa Museu

Rua de Sao Bento 193, Lisbon, Portugal (Mercês)
21 397 1896
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Ranked #74 of 223 attractions in Lisbon
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Most recent review
- Jun 17, 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We got to the museum weary and footsore to be told it was closed for the lunch hour. When I expressed disappointment and asked for refreshment, we were shown through to the garden at the back of the house, and within a short space of time we were being looked after by a calm and attractive waitress, who sensibly suggested... More

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

If you're a fan of fado, a visit to the the house where Amalia Rodrigues lived for the last 40 years of her life is a must. But even if you don't know anything about fado or Amalia, it's an interesting look at the inside of a Lisbon house. The entrance fee includes a personal guided tour of the house,... More

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San Jose, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Even if you are not a fado lover, but are Amalia fan you will love this visit, the chance to connect with her personal objects, check her dresses and jewelry, visit some of the rooms inside the house, it was very emotional for me to see all this, it was a great experience.

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Malaga, Spain
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2,310 reviews 2,310 reviews
2,078 attraction reviews
1,993 helpful votes 1,993 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Amalia Rodrigues was the biggest singer in Portugal. She was the queen of the fado, the style of singing which is sad and melancholy. She died in 1999. During her day, she was the queen of song of Portugal, and she knew the most important people of the country. She was the most international of the singing stars. Her home... More

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Estoril, Portugal
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

This marvellous and unique place in Lisbon was the house where the portuguese Diva of Fado music, Amália Rodrigues, lived, from the summer of 1955 till the day of her death, 6th October 1999. Amalia was and still is the VOICE of PORTUGAL. She's beloved by her own people but also by foreigners from all over the world that are... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Firstly ( when you are going up or down the Chiado area ), pay attention to the voice, coming from an old van selling Fado CDs. You will be thrilled by THAT voice - THE voice. The voice is so magic that did not fit in Fado only. Amalia has vast repertoire of all kinds of Portuguese folk songs, as... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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78 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

What went wrong , you may ask ? ... Simply there are Portuguese who distaste Fado . And no ... NO ! The Fado is not , wasn't , never will be the Portuguese song ! There's no such thing as that . Let me inform you that Fado is a reminescense of the very old sorrow chantings sang and... More

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Ghent, Belgium
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

First of all I'm a big fan of Amalia Rodrigues her music, her style of performing and her contribution to (fado) music. I think this is the most important reason why we went to see her house and how she lived. We were just the two of us and the only people for a English tour, so we got a... More

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Rome, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

beautiful house, 3 levels. it's seems she's still living there. full of records, clothes, souvenirs. fantastic! close to the parliament, 5 € entrance

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New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

I fell in love with Fado! And Amalia is the best in the world. Definitely worth a visit and explore it

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