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Fado on a budget

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Fado on a budget

I'm taking my young family to Lisbon for one night and we would like to experience fado, although on a budget! Which places are recommended. I've already read postings to avoid the touristy casas de fado in Bairro Alto and that the ones in Alfama are more authentic and patronized by locals? Suggestions most appreciated. What times do these fado performances usually start?

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1. Re: Fado on a budget

By "young family" do you mean children? If so I would recomend you to go to the Fado Museum instead. http://www.museudofado.pt/gca/index.php?id=37

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2. Re: Fado on a budget

Sorry for confusing. My kids are 14 and 16.

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3. Re: Fado on a budget

Here are some links about casas de fado http://www.golisbon.com/night-life/fado/; www.lisbon-guide.info/night/fado-houses

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4. Re: Fado on a budget

64novpt, do you mean the restaurant at the Museu do Fado? Do you know how much they charge there for the meal and for the fado music?

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5. Re: Fado on a budget

"do you mean the restaurant at the Museu do Fado" - no. The museum itself, I know that it has a restaurant, but never been there.

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6. Re: Fado on a budget

This website has a much more detailed list of Fado places. Checking the websites to see the prices for meals and drink prices in advance is always a good idea if you have a family. English tab in top right corner.

portaldofado.net/component/…

Edited: 11:06 pm, November 13, 2012
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7. Re: Fado on a budget

Clubs and restaurants are listed only in Portuguese...so use google translate from the search page.

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