We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Fado ao Centro

Fado ao Centro
Ranked #2 of 83 things to do in Coimbra
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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!
Miami
Level Contributor
32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

Liked the presentation about the history of Fado in Coimbra, the performance and the time with the performers after the show, definitely worth it even if it is offered early in the day.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
Thank Gabri
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

932 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    727
    175
    24
    2
    4
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London
Level Contributor
87 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Wow great fado”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Great atmosphere, filled with locals and the fado was very powerful and moving. This was genuine as some places can use locals who join in rather than genuine fado.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank Toni_London123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bucharest, Romania
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A real high note”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Excellent fado concert, beautiful voices and music. Highly enjoyable and reccomended. A very pleasant atmosphere and one hour you will not be so easily forgotten.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank Stefan G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wirksworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“charming fado”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Helpful?
Thank simon h
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brussels
Level Contributor
145 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Excellent fado show”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Helpful?
1 Thank PGRBrussels
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Fado ao Centro also viewed

 
Coimbra, Coimbra District
Coimbra, Coimbra District
 

Been to Fado ao Centro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing