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“Don’t miss the soul of Portugal”
Review of Fado ao Centro

Fado ao Centro
Ranked #2 of 96 things to do in Coimbra
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Owner description: Fado ao Centro is a Cultural Association of Fado from Coimbra, opened from Monday to Sunday (10am to 7pm). Located in the historical center of Coimbra (Rua Quebra Costas),the entrance to the photo exhibition about Coimbras University tradition & informations are for free. Also have Fado shows everyday, with a recreation of a Live Serenade, that everyone can experience for a small amount of money! A magical space with a unique atmosphere were you can find the most genuine and traditional Fado from Coimbra everyday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Only the best musicians of the city play in Fado ao Centro and they are selected according to the highest standards of this 160 year old tradition. Even if you can't witness the concert, don't miss the oportunity to visit our space and get to know a little bit more about Fado from Coimbra. There are always musicians playing and rehearsing so you can change experiences and learn more about the Portuguese Guitar and this unique musical tradition. Bewtween 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. we have the "Afternoon Rehearsals" with our regular musicians. You can always pass by, watch them play and anyone that want's to bring their own instrument is also welcome to join! At 6:00 p.m. we start our daily 50 minute long concert of Fado from Coimbra. If you are interested in attending our concert, we strongly advise you to make a reservation in order to ensure your seat. We don't serve any kind of food, so we are totally committed to the concert itself, enabling a genuine atmosphere and unique cultural and musical experience in Coimbra! Following the work that has been held by this Cultural Association, you'll find different exclusive editions of books, CDs and DVDs related to Fado from Coimbra. Fado ao Centro(R) is, undoubtedly, a place to visit in Coimbra!
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Our hosts at Casa Pombal, a charming old-world guest house with dark wood and narrow stairs, recommended we visit the Fado Center for an authentic performance of Coimbra fado music -- which all male by long tradition in this bustling university town. The music, too, is different than in other parts of Portugal. The singer, whose father was a fado singer before him, had a fantastic, emotionally moving voice and was accompanied by two equally talented musicians, one playing a fado guitar. This music captures the soul of the country and should not be missed.

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

In fitting surroundings in the heart of Coimbra an intimate concert of the best of Portugese fado. A musical, but above all an emotional experience, you will never forget. It was a joy from the first to the last note and I hope to repeat the visit whenever possible.

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Very interesting, well prepared and the place is very cosy as well. And.. There's excellent wine at the end!

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Coimbra is one of the most interesting cities in Portugal. Lively place, full of students wearing traditional university outfits with a taste of history. We loved it. One of the unforgetable excitements was the Fado show on which we've heard just by chance (by a leaflet which was distributed in the university gate). We were thrilled by the Fado music in Lisboa and Coimbra. We bought a CD of Amalia Rodrigez and since we came back home we listen to this CD and dreaming to come back to Portugal next year. We recommed heartedly on the Fado in Coimbra. Don't miss it!!!

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Very different to other places were they try to sell you an expensive dinner with some mediocre music. This is REAL. THE MAIN PRODUCT IS MUSIC. Fado from Coimbra performed by good musicians. Our best musical memory from Portugal. Its CD was our background music while driving all over Portugal and into Spain.

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