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“charming fado”
Review of Fado ao Centro

Fado ao Centro
Ranked #2 of 84 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!
Wirksworth, United Kingdom
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“charming fado”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

really good and clear exposition of coimbreau fado development, excellent singing by current students of fado, good port to finish, very enthusiastic and enjoyable presentation

Visited August 2013
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“Excellent fado show”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

1O EUR gets you a one hour show at the Centro Fado. Small venue, nice atmosphere, two excellent guitarists and a singer - a glass of port is offered afterwards - overall a nice experience and highly recommended.

Visited August 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Great fado show”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

We saw pamphlets for the show at the Coimbra university and decided to check it out. It was a very pleasant one hour experience, there was not much crowd so we were sitting right at front. They offered to keep our backpacks in the storage room so we could enjoy the show. The fado was very beautiful and sentimental. It is a convenient 10 minute walk back to the railway station.

Visited March 2013
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RISHON LEZION ISRAEL
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“Nice touching music with good explanation. a treat”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

The music very nostalgic and romantic, the explanation interesting. There is a port glass at the end of the show.

Visited July 2013
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“Enjoyed it”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

A 6.00pm - start wonderful for oldies struggling with how late in the evening everything happened in Portugal. Excellent music and historical presentation

Visited June 2013
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