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Fundacao Amalia Rodrigues Casa Museu

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Address: Rua de Sao Bento 193, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: 21 397 1896
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Thank you Estrela

We were staying in the Amalia Rodrigues Suite at Hotel Aviz, and had never heard of her, so decided to visit this foundation. It was our best experience of Lisbon. Estrela worked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Coventry, United Kingdom

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were staying in the Amalia Rodrigues Suite at Hotel Aviz, and had never heard of her, so decided to visit this foundation. It was our best experience of Lisbon. Estrela worked for Amalia for forty years, and though there was only two of us, we were in there an hour and a half talking to her about her memories... More 

1 Thank Stephen392013
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My friend really wanted to visit the place. However I was quite impressed by yhe beauty and yet simplicity of the place. The guide spoke English and could answer our questions very well. The tour did not take long, mostly because it was just the two of us.

Thank Erik M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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83 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 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 

1 Thank Eindelik
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42 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

2 Thank Claradog
San Jose, California
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

1 Thank DinaPG
Malaga, Spain
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2,970 reviews
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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 

1 Thank BennyMalaga
Lisbon, Portugal
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84 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 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 

1 Thank Luis F
Lisbon, Portugal
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

1 Thank joseandglen
Lisbon, Portugal
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175 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

3 Thank Marc V

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