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“Great experience in Coimbra”
Review of Fado ao Centro

Fado ao Centro
Ranked #2 of 85 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!
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great experience in Coimbra”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

This was a great experience, friendly, educational, great vocals and instrumentalists, so proud of their tradition. A must for people who want tomlearnabout the places they visit.

Visited June 2013
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“Authentic and moving”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Caters to Portuguese as well as foreigners who like their music and are curious about the art of Coimbra fado, which for various reasons is different from fado elsewhere. Much better than the Fado in Chiado in Lisbon.

Visited June 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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“Great Presentation of Coimbra Fado”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Live music was presented after the history of fado was shown in video format. Entertaining mix of guitar and vocals. Very authentic presentation by people who really believe in fado music. The glass of port at the end was a nice touch as well.

Visited June 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Fun and educational”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

This is fun for all ages. The music is excellent, and it was good to get history and background. Many people outside Portugal aren't familiar with Fado, so this is a special experience. They are very nice at the venue; we had tickets one evening but didn't make it because of weather, and they were only too happy to reschedule us. Make time for this treat.

Visited May 2013
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Corvallis, Oregon
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“Loved this Fado experience”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Great experience with Fado. The musicians explained the concepts and each of the songs. The singer was particularly fantastic.

Visited June 2013
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