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Lisbon: 'Fado in Chiado' Live Show Tickets

1. Lisbon: 'Fado in Chiado' Live Show Tickets

Enjoy a Fado in Chiado performance and discover the soul of Lisbon. The musical form of fado was adopted as a part of Portuguese culture and is now a symbol of the nation, with a particularly strong tradition in the historic districts of Lisbon. The show features talented artists. 2 singers and 2 musicians, playing the Portuguese guitar and classical guitar respectively, will perform accompanied by images of unique must-see locations in Lisbon. It is said that fado combines nostalgia, Portuguese pride, and hope, in a musical style epitomized by Amália Rodrigues. Due to its cultural importance and unique style, this musical form was declared part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The Fado in Chiado performance takes place in the center of Lisbon. Experience the live show and then take advantage of the night to discover more of the city.

Lisbon: Live Fado & Alfama Tour with Traditional Dinner

2. Lisbon: Live Fado & Alfama Tour with Traditional Dinner

Explore Lisbon's Alfama district, local cuisine, and the UNESCO-listed musical genre of Fado on this guided walking tour. Savor a traditional Portuguese dinner in the Alfama area, walk through the winding cobblestone streets of Mouraria, then head to a Fado house to attend a concert. Start your Fado tour of Lisbon with a typical dinner in the Alfama district. Find out about the local habits and cuisine in the city's oldest district, where fado was born in the early 19th century. Then, wander down the alleys of the old part of town on a walking tour through Mouraria and Alfama (1 hour approximately). End at a traditional Fado house and listen to the mournful melodies of Fado, a quintessentially Portuguese genre produced by a Portuguese guitar and characterized by heartfelt lyrics. Lose yourself in the atmosphere and mood of the music. Fado was inscribed by UNESCO on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in November 2011.

Lisbon: Live Fado Show with Typical Portuguese Tapas

3. Lisbon: Live Fado Show with Typical Portuguese Tapas

This tour will take you to a Fado house in Alfama or Bairro alto, depending of the day. You will be accompanied by a local expert guide that will explain to you the origins and chronology of Fado in a small stop before the entrance to the Fado house. This tour is a true must see! Fado is a story about Portuguese history, in song. It expresses "saudades", which is an untranslatable term which looks something like 'longing', a nostalgia and sadness of being away. It is considered World Intangible Cultural Heritage. Wander back in time to the discoveries, and enjoy a 2-hour show in the birthplace of Fado. Your expert guide will tell you everything you need to know about this music. Clear your agenda for tonight and come on a spiritual journey!

Lisbon: Fado Experience Private Tour

4. Lisbon: Fado Experience Private Tour

Enjoy the unforgettable experience of a live Fado concert and discover the music that expresses the true soul of Portugal. After being picked up from your accommodation, you will be driven around the center of Lisbon, where you can see the main avenues, ancient squares and picturesque streets of this beautiful city.   There will be time for a short walking tour around Alfama. You will pass through the most iconic streets, where Fado music is celebrated. Next, guests will be taken to an ancient restaurant for dinner and a performance featuring top Fado artists. This will be a truly memorable experience in a unique setting, one of the last places where true Fado can be found.   During the evening you will listen to four different professional Fadistas (Fado singers) to the accompaniment of three guitars: classic guitar, bass, and guitarra portuguesa (12 stringed Portuguese guitar). The show lasts between three and four hours. At the end of the night, you will be returned to your accommodation.

Fado Dinner Show Private Night Lisbon Tour

5. Fado Dinner Show Private Night Lisbon Tour

Following a pick-up from your hotel in Lisbon, start your panoramic tour through Marques de Pombal, Main Avenue of Lisbon, Restauradores, Rossio and Baixa Pombalina. Stopping in Belem to taste famous, Pastel de Belem, also known as Pastel de nata, a pastry with cinnamon. Afterwards you'll stop at the main monuments in Belém. Such as the, Monastery of Jeronimos and Belem Tower. Around 20:30 have dinner and watch a Fado show. In one of the most typical restaurants of Lisbon in Alfama neighborhood. Here, you will taste the real Portuguese gastronomy. Fado, is a Portuguese variety of urban romance. This is a story, or just a feeling, expresses a state of mind. Fado is one of the most characteristic elements of the Portuguese and first of all, Lisbon culture. Fado was inscribed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage lists. After the show before heading to your hotel visit best viewpoint Our Lady of the Mount to admire one of the best 360-degree panoramic views of night Lisbon. After the show the driver will take you through Lisbon’s historic city center on a panoramic sightseeing tour. Drive past many of Lisbon’s most historic sights magically floodlit for the night. The driver can stop at your request for photo opportunities and will drop you back off.

Lisbon: Fado Vadio Tour with Portuguese Tapas

6. Lisbon: Fado Vadio Tour with Portuguese Tapas

The Fado, the city and the people are the central elements of the experiences that are proposed. The goal is to bring the new life to the city and the way the Fado is seen, creating an experience of proximity, between the public and musicians and fado singers avoiding a passive attitude of listening to this musical genre. Travel through some of the most emblematic historical districts of the capital, where Fado is king and where you will get to know the most outstanding characters of the history of Fado up to the present time. Find the magic in some of the most bohemian and typical neighborhood of Lisbon. Enjoy a Fado Show, where everybody can sing, while tasting some Portuguese meals and drinks. Come and find one of the most best kept secrets of the city of Lisbon.

Lisbon Alfama 1.5-Hour Segway Tour: Birthplace of Fado

7. Lisbon Alfama 1.5-Hour Segway Tour: Birthplace of Fado

Explore the historic Alfama district of Lisbon in comfort on a light, 1.5-hour guided Segway tour, and discover the birthplace of fado music. The guided tour includes a knowledgeable guide to tell you stories about the places you will pass. Discover sights not seen on the usual tourist circuit, including local favorite cafés in one of the city’s oldest areas. The Alfama retains features from its medieval Moorish past, ready for you to discover on the narrow labyrinth of streets and arcades. Experience a vibrant community still in touch with Lisbon's old-way of life, following a path where poets loitered and fado songs filled the bars.

Lisbon: Authentic Fado Show, Dinner and Night Tour

8. Lisbon: Authentic Fado Show, Dinner and Night Tour

Whet your appetite with a panoramic tour of Lisbon and its monuments and streets under the enchanting night illuminations while your guide shares the secrets of each place. Admire the Alfama “bairro” , the Lisbon Cathedral and the National Pantheon. Then watch the authentic live Fado Show while dining on Portuguese specialties in a typical restaurant. On the way back to your accommodation, stop at the viewpoint with the best city view so you can take that awesome photo and end up your night on a high!

Lisbon Dinner with Fado Show and Sights by Night

9. Lisbon Dinner with Fado Show and Sights by Night

Lisbon is a capital that has an incredible nightlife but remains safe and friendly. Experience this nightlife on a 5-hour tour that takes you around the city in the evening. Discover that people love to go out during the night because of the nice climate and the many bars, discos and terraces. During the night, some neighborhoods of Lisbon, such as Alfama, come alive with the sound of Fado leaving restaurants and bars and spreading out into the small, narrow streets. This music is not merely a style, but the soul of Portugal and experience this during your own dining experience. Enjoy a traditional meal at a restaurant and then listen and watch as musicians perform this cultural music for you. After dinner, step out into the streets to visit the main monuments of Lisbon, completely illuminated. Pass by the Belém Tower, the Jerónimos Monastery, Comercio Square, the Águas Livres Aqueduct, the Expo neighborhood and more. Visit 2 of the most beautiful panoramic views over the city, at Santa Luzia and Senhora do Monte. When your tour ends, you will be able to go explore the nightlife on your own!

Fado Music of Lisbon 3-Hour Cultural Walking Tour

10. Fado Music of Lisbon 3-Hour Cultural Walking Tour

Learn about the origins of fado music on a 3-hour walking tour of the Lisbon neighborhoods where it originated. As you explore, you will be accompanied by a live fado singer and guide. Experience the magic of Portuguese fado, a form of music listed by UNESCO as of “World Intangible Cultural Heritage.” An important part of everyday life in Lisbon, there is no better way to learn about Portuguese culture than through a close encounter with fado in the nation’s capital. You will go to some typical fado houses, where fadistas have earned their living for decades. Wander the alleys and squares around Praca Martim Moniz, a multicultural part of Lisbon that is off the usual tourist route. Discover local taverns instrumental in the history of fado culture in the Mouraria district. Then, stop for a delicious meal of caldo verde (a traditional Portuguese soup) and barbecued chouriço (spicy sausage), served with bread and wine in one of the authentic fado houses of Alfama.

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What people are saying about Lisbon

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,469 reviews

Restaurant and Fado: great. The guide: not great, he spoke much too quickly; we didn't understand him. Besides, he was going ahead at his pace, everyone couldn't follow him. He would stop and wait for the group, but not many exchanges. Shame !

Great combination of singing and guitar players, particularly the Portugese guitar player, despite not knowing Portugese it was a good new experience- a UNESCO recognized activity

they where so good but did not like when every one had to sing in the room it was like a perfect example of a covid BA4 super spread event.

La guía fue muy amena y entusiasta par explicarnos la historia del Fado

Everything was great! The vocals and musicians were top notch.