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Museu do Fado / Fado Museum

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
As featured in 3 Days in Lisbon and 2 other guides
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Address: Largo do Chafariz de Dentro 1 | Alfama, Lisbon 1100-139, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 21 882 34 70
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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.

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Fantastic Fado!

I really enjoyed this Museum. The displays are excellent and it offered a great introduction to Fado, which I didn't know anything about. The film was particularly engrossing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Herzlia, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved this small museum, that gives you the history and feel of Fado music. It's a full experience and we enjoyed listening to the audio explanations and the music of the different Fado artists. For music lovers, it's a must. They have a small store with a wide selection of Fado music and we bought few great discs.

Thank Liora K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed this Museum. The displays are excellent and it offered a great introduction to Fado, which I didn't know anything about. The film was particularly engrossing with various singers speaking about their love of this music. We also had tea and delicious cake in the café. Don't miss the chocolate cake!!

Thank birthdaygirlBrighton
Central Portugal, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well , passed here by after i visited the Army Museum . The Single Addult Ticket was 5 Euros to get access to modern , small Museum dedicated to the portuguese Fado , this unique songs/music . Its a small and modern Museum offering you any conditions you expect from a modern museum , but unfortunatly , its another attempt... More 

Thank carlos3005emlisboa
Jessheim, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must for all Fado lovers - not a big place but you can feel the Fado within the walls. A lot of interesting facts and documentations. And a huge music (fado) library where you can sit down and listen to the fantastic artist and their music. This is a place for peace and relaxation for surely and... More 

Thank Bjorn_Berntsen
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You should know that museums are free to the pubic on Sundays. There was some mention about before 2 pm and after 2 pm but we found that no one tried to charge admission. My knowledge of fado was 0. We just happened to be walking past the museum and said "what the heck?" It was a very good museum... More 

1 Thank George T
Sopot, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent museum with audio guide included in the price and loads of info therein within a smallish imaginatively designed museum with a modern feel. The music plays center stage, just like it should.

3 Thank Kingoftheslums
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though the museum is relatively small, it has been well designed and is a worthwhile destination, whether or not you have already been exposed to Fado. You will hear Fado artists from the early days of the movement, as well as contemporary artists, and learn more about what Fado means to the Portuguese. Don't miss the video, in which... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

In my opinion this is one of the best museums in Lisbon. It is organized so well. As it is about Fado music, you get to receive a "phone" like device where you can type in the number and listen the music or audio guide. Except the music itself on three levels, there are some artworks of Fado musicians. There... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Excellent museum about Fado in a nice neighborhood outside the center of Lisbon. This museum does a great job of explaining the many facets of Fado music.

Thank Jeff R
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately, due to timing, we never had a chance to enjoy a fado performance. We did take our kids to the wonderful Fado Museum where we were able to sample some music, learn about the life of musicians, and gain some insight into the neighborhoods and social history of the origin of the music .... consolation prize that came with... More 

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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 Fado, where you'll discover the best "tascas," eat delicious fresh fish and drink great wines. Discover hidden viewpoints and ancient traces of other civilizational ruins in the heart of the Portuguese capital. These are centuries-old neighborhoods that will welcome you to the very best of old Lisbon culture.
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