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Fado Music of Lisbon 3-Hour Cultural Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

57 reviews

Activity provider: Lisboa Autêntica

Fado Music of Lisbon 3-Hour Cultural Walking Tour

Activity provider: Lisboa Autêntica
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From US$ 81.67 per person

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Explore the culture and traditions of Portuguese fado music on a 3-hour walking tour of Lisbon. Join a live fado singer in the neighborhoods where fado originated, before enjoying a typical Portuguese meal of wine, sausages and traditional soup.

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Duration 3 hours
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English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
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  • Learn the story of fado music in the company of a fado singer
  • Enjoy a typical Portuguese meal in a fado house of Alfama
  • Get off the usual tourist path and discover authentic fado houses
  • Hear songs sung by a live fado singer/guide
  • Walk the alleys of the Mouraria district
Full description
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.
  • Guide
  • Fado singer
  • Caldo verde (soup), chouriço assado (sausage), and bread and wine
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) - mask and disinfectant gel
  • Transfers to/from the meeting point
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the Capela de Nossa Senhora da Saude, Praca Martim Moniz, Lisbon

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What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for small children
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4.9 /5

based on 57 reviews

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This was a sure highlight of our trip, which included memorable activities and events in Morocco and Portugal. It was really cool to learn all about Fado and walk the streets where it all began. Having Rhuka (sp?), a real Fado singer, perform at various stops along the way was beautiful and very moving. Our guide was wonderful, informative, passionate and really engaging. We learned so much, enjoyed seeing the nooks and crannies of parts of Lisbon, really enjoyed the singing and history and the dinner and longer performance at the end was a great cap. This is a really intimate and engaging experience that my son and I highly recommend.

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August 26, 2022

Just great - fado by Ruca was beautiful and full of passion - explanation from Monika in German was great - thank you that we were allowed to enjoy this alone as a couple, together with an English-speaking couple + tour - was really a luxury. Fado pub with singing, food and drinks also very nice - recommended!

May 26, 2022

Our tour guide Ariane was just great! In her personable manner, she gave us a lot of knowledge and was able to answer every question. Our fado singer Ruca with his great voice really impressed us and the conclusion in the fado bar showed us that fado doesn't always have to be sad! We had a wonderful evening. Thanks a lot for this!!

January 5, 2020

Product ID: 48172