Museu do Fado / Fado Museum, Lisbon

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Immerse yourself in a Portuguese musical tradition at Museu do Fado / Fado Museum, dedicated to the melancholic song originating from Alfama. Follow Fado's timeline and cultural influence from working-class roots to international status. Check out the audio-visual presentations and a large collection of musical archives, including discs, recordings, posters, a hall of fame, and even a fascinating re-created guitar workshop. You'll have access to multilingual audio guides, including recordings and biographies of Fado contributors. Check ahead of time for live performances, a one-of-a-kind musical experience. Arrange to visit Museu do Fado / Fado Museum and other attractions in Lisbon using our Lisbon planner .
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  • After the FADO everywhere in Lisbon present seems to be we were disappointed by the Museum. Probably, the gentleman at the reception had a particularly difficult day, because so repellent we received still nowhere. Here seems undesirable to provide information. Would be rebuked as small children. What a pity! The museum itself is small and informative. Much repetition. There were ca 8 interpretation of an image. Auditions were great.
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  • The Museum of fado is not bad but I thought it might move me more. fine works and all background music. Portuguese guitars are really special
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  • Fadomuseet is as it should be at the bottom of the Alfamas FADO neighborhood. It is a museum that describes Fadons history of music to listen to, video clips, photographs, memorabilia, musical instruments and, not least, a rich collection of older and younger art with Fadomotiv. The Museum also has a large shop. The Museum goes very well to visit without prior knowledge of the music, and after a visit attracts immersion in Fado and its practitioners.
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  • Very informative. Everything you need to know before going to a Fado show. The exhibition definitely helped me better appreciate the art.
  • Stunning inside and excellent good. Fado was very good too.
  • Want to get to know about the roots of Fado Culture? How it began? Its influence? How it all started? - Go here.
  • It is an educational and entertaining museum. At the entrance they give things like old fashion phones with numbers in it so that in each section of museum you can put the number that is written on the wall and play the sound which includes description of that part, history and evolution of fado and music tracks of fado. Also on the wall of each floor (museum has three floor) there is a picture of numerous famous fado singers. some of them have codes which by adding to that device you can hear their song. The only drawback was that some codes did not work. I think overall it was a good museum and I recommend it to music lovers.
  • Very interesting, but for someone who knows more about this type of music. For me it was just something different, but I enjoyed it.

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