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Museu do Fado / Fado Museum

Largo do Chafariz de Dentro 1 | Alfama, Lisbon 1100-139, Portugal
+351 21 882 3470
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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio guide” (21 reviews)
“art form” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Largo do Chafariz de Dentro 1 | Alfama, Lisbon 1100-139, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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+351 21 882 3470
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"audio guide"
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"art form"
in 9 reviews
"listening room"
in 5 reviews
"live performance"
in 4 reviews
"famous singers"
in 4 reviews
"music style"
in 3 reviews
"nice introduction"
in 3 reviews
"large auditorium"
in 2 reviews
"great job of explaining"
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"alfama district"
in 9 reviews
"amalia rodrigues"
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"de oro"
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"extensive collection"
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"entry fee"
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"rainy day"
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"visiting lisbon"
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"instruments"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend this museum for music nerds. It is a small museum, but a great collection of instruments, recordings, films, and art work. It is also very near Fado bars.

Thank elligranka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Fado Museum was a lovely spot to visit. We enjoyed a break from a lot of street hiking to see and listen to a bit about the history of fado. Our visit was especially appropriate because the next evening we went to a live...More

Thank ShellConcha
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

From original music, art, instruments and Artists if you are a Fado fan this is a must see. Set a bit away (walking distance) from many other major Lisboa attractions this self guided tour through the History of Fado music is both historical and musically...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Not quite knowing what to expect from a city that has lost its former charm to commercialism and tourism over the past two decades, I was very impressed with the museum, not just with respect to the history of fado but also the vast collection...More

Thank marco616
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

If you want to understand Lisbon you have to understand Fado. This is the perfect place for outsiders to start their way into soul of this city. A self-guided tour takes about an hour an a half.

Thank matko73
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Having had a liking for Fado over many years it was really interesting to visit the 'home' of Fado and the museum does a really good job of tracing the history with plenty of visual material and of course the all important musical material. Well...More

Thank Justalocal9
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

This is definitely part of Portuguese heritage and not to be missed when visiting Lisbon. We studied up a little on Lisbon music and culture before traveling here. This small museum confirmed their love of this music. There is a small shop to buy their...More

Thank MassarelloFamily
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Its good but if i would come to portugal again i would not go there. If you go you will use really little time. The best part was the Tomas edison area down stairs. It was a bit boring but the sovineirs were good.

Thank Mazen M
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

It was interesting to find out more about Fado, and with the aid of the audio tour handsets I was able to listen to different famous singers giving their interpretations of Fado.

Thank alan_uk1953
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

This is only a small place but was probably my favourite visit of our week in Lisbon. It wasn’t as crowded as many of the other attractions and was all the better for it. Being new to Fado it was lovely to watch the film...More

Thank rosie101010
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Nearby
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and,
of course, the internationally acclaimed Fado music.
The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755
destroyed most of the city but the contiguous
neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained
standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent
Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the
Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of
...More
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NancySobhy
7 July 2018|
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Response from AndrewJMS | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I just visited the place. I suggest you ask the museum itself. However, if there is a live performance it will be pretty small since there is a small cinema type theatre and a courtyard which might accommodate an... More
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thomasthomas
3 May 2017|
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Response from Rita O | Property representative |
Dear Thomas, the dress code is the usual in museums. We look forward to receiving your visit soon. Best regards, Rita Oliveira
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