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“Most interesting if you are into music & history.”

Museu do Fado / Fado Museum
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Entirely devoted to Lisbon's urban song universe, Museu do Fado opened its doors to the public on the 25 September 1998, celebrating Fado’s exceptional value as an identifying symbol of the City of Lisbon, its deep roots in the tradition and cultural history of the country, its role in the cultural identity statement and its importance as an inspiration source and intercultural trade between people and communities.
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

It was a great blend of music history and Portuguese society. Helps to explain the area. A must visit before walking around. On Sunday it is free.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

I've been a fado fan for many years, so it was a real treat to tour this museum. The audio tour was helpful in learning the history of fado, and I loved seeing artifacts, including performers' costumes, on display

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

In this museum you can travel through fado history. I liked very much the sound of portuguese guitar. All the visuals and sounds were very interesting. Greek visitors will discover a lot of similarities with "rembetiko", especially in the lifestyle of fado artists.

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Reviewed October 15, 2012

This Museum is in Square Chafariz de Dentro. For transport we’ve the bus (728, 735, 759, 794), the underground (Santa Apolónia Station) and the train (Santa Apolónia Station). We can also a park in Jardim do Tabaco Park.
The ticket costs 5,00€ (3,98£). However, there are discounts for youth cards, students, pensioners, groups and families.
The Museum has three floors, each with one generation of fado singers. It has one permanent exposition with the complete story of the Fado. From Amália Rodrigues to Camané, passing by Mariza, Alfredo Marceneiro and Carminho, all together in the runners and runners of the history and music pure.

5  Thank Joao_Silva_Turma-I
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

We knew next to nothing about Fado so when we found this little museum after wandering down the hills from the heights of the Alfama district we thought we would try it out. There is an entrance fee. If you actually take the time to read the exhibit tags/info and listen to the music excerpts in each space, you will get a good idea of what Fado was like in it's heyday and it's origins. Our 19 year old son found it just as delightful as we did. Don't miss the little sidewalk cafe's on the hillside opposite as there is sometimes someone playing live Fado during lunch at high season. Budget about 30-45 minutes for the visit.

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