Authentic Fado Experience - in Lisbon - LikeALocal Guide

Authentic Fado Experience

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24 EUR

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.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English

Highlights

  • Learn the history and meaning of fado music
  • Take a guided tour of the historic Alfama district
  • Watch a live fado show at a typical fado restaurant
  • Get panoramic views of Lisbon along the way

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Description

Discover the birthplace of fado music on a 2.5-hour walking tour of Lisbon's historic Alfama district. Learn about the origins and essence of the Portuguese folkloric tradition from an insightful guide and get explanations about the meanings of the mournful songs to build a better understanding of the culture.

Then, go to a traditional fado restaurant to experience the soulful music first hand. Enjoy a few light appetizers and a glass of wine as you listen to the fadista (fado singer) and guitar player and be mesmerized as they take you on a nostalgic journey through the melancholic songs.

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What’s included & not included

  • Guide
  • 2.5-hour walking tour
  • Entrance to a traditional fado house
  • 1-hour live fado show
  • snack and glass of wine
  • Dinner
  • Any item or activity not mentioned above

Meeting point

Rossio square

Reviews from travellers (1)

4.0/5

Wonderful experience
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24 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
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Tour operated by: Discover Lisbon