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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Largo do Chafariz de Dentro 1, Lisbon 1100-139, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
+351 21 882 3470
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fado Museum had free fado four nights a week in streets around the Alfama - ask at the gift shop desk. We attended two nights and while the quality of the singing was not as good as at the fado restaurants we visited, it...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit. Well worth spending the time to watch the videos to understand the heart and soul of Fado.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Zita-Monkey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to stop in here as a break from walking around and we were so glad we did. The museum is not huge but has enough items and opportunities to listen to Fado music to make this stop worthwhile. They have headsets that are...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

It was our first day in Lisbon and we went to the Fado Museum which we enjoyed. They insisted I check in my small back pack which I did and stupidly left my wallet inside. When I went to pay a souvenir, I found no...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019

If you want to see into the soul of the Portuguese plan a trip to the Fado Museum. It is only 5 Euro and has a very good audio guide. Make sure you watch the movie on the second floor first as it gives you...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Gary W
Reviewed July 8, 2019

I loved this museum. It is very well-organized and covers every aspect of the tradition of Portuguese fado. I especially found the film by famous fado guitarists and singers to be very interesting as their passion for the tradition was so apparent. I also loved...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 25, 2019 via mobile

Having decided to see live performance of Fado went to the Museum to try and understand what it is all about. Great experience. I now think i have some understanding of Portugese mentality. Definitely must place for any First time visitor. The Museum is not...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

Thus is a must for any music lovers visiting Lisbon. The locals are proud of their fado music. The history of fado helps.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

While written explanations in English are sparse, the free audio guide is very helpful. There’s also a cool wall of fado singers with a number next to each one: you can hear a sample of each singer’s work by entering the number on your guide.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Arjun K
Reviewed May 3, 2019

The museum gives you information on the history, development, and important musicians of Fado music in Lisbon. The facility was clean and the displays were informative and engaging (in conjunction with the audio guide). Recommend stopping by the Fado Museum BEFORE attending a Fado performance…you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and,
of course, the internationally acclaimed Fado music.
The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755
destroyed most of the city but the contiguous
neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained
standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent
Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the
Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of
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October 10, 2018|
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Response from Crescam | Reviewed this property |
I don’t remember there being an elevator, but there are lots of gentle ramps and I believe they describe themselves as wheelchair accessible.
July 6, 2018|
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Response from Andrew S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I just visited the place. I suggest you ask the museum itself. However, if there is a live performance it will be pretty small since there is a small cinema type theatre and a courtyard which might accommodate an... More
May 2, 2017|
Response from Rita O | Property representative |
Dear Thomas, the dress code is the usual in museums. We look forward to receiving your visit soon. Best regards, Rita Oliveira
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