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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  • This a small very well managed museum that gives you an insight on the Portuguese traditional music ... The Fado. With a very nice Architecture and well organized spaces this museum is suitable for al...  more »
  • A must when visiting Faro occur + Nice background information about this music genre €8 pp
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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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  • I suggest to skip this museum. Does not give a clear history of Fado. On the other hand it also dos not give the feeling of listening to Fado. I suggest to go to a good Fado House. Not very far from the museum there are lots of good Fado Houses.
  • The audio-tour makes this museum so special, because it really allows you to explore so many different interpretations of fado music across Portugal, with audio files of many artists that would take hours to listen to in their entirety. Moreover, the bottom floor is all an exhibit of fado-related artwork, which brings in a positive, interdisciplinary approach to this otherwise rather niche subject material. It was worth the visit, for sure.
  • Probably the best way to introduce yourself to the music of fado. A must see before going to a fado restaurant as it will provide context and done history to this uniquely Portuguese music. You can sample dozens of artists music as you wander around. If one artist takes your fancy, record the number and you will probably be able to but their CD at the gift shop.
  • The heart of the Portuguese culture - the paintings, melancolical music and everything presented having deep roots in the Portuguese history of famous sailors and party people - amazing
  • Nice place to learn about origins of Fado. Well maintained and very helpful staff
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