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Lisbon: Live Fado Show with Typical Portuguese Tapas

4.2 / 5

85 reviews

Activity provider: Discover Lisbon

Lisbon: Live Fado Show with Typical Portuguese Tapas

Activity provider: Discover Lisbon
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From US$ 30.58 per person

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Fado is the story about the Portuguese people and their lives. On this tour you will learn the origins of this type of music and how it influenced the Portuguese culture.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Feel the intensity of the Fado Music
  • Listen to Portugal´s most beautiful heritage
  • Fall in love with the culture of Fado
Full description
This tour will take you to a Fado house in Alfama or Bairro alto, depending of the day. You will be accompanied by a local expert guide that will explain to you the origins and chronology of Fado in a small stop before the entrance to the Fado house. This tour is 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. Wander back in time to the discoveries, and enjoy a 2-hour show in the birthplace of Fado. Your expert guide will tell you everything you need to know about this music. Clear your agenda for tonight and come on a spiritual journey!
Includes
  • Fado show in a typical fado house
  • Appetizer
  • A glass of wine
  • Local guide
  • Dinner dishes optional for extra 10‎€ paid to the guide
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Luís de Camões Square, close to the statue.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 85 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4.2/5
  • Organization
    4.1/5

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Overall the evening was good. However, there is no walk through the quarter, only the way to the restaurant (approx. 5 minutes). The food was more than a few tapas, if you are not very hungry you will be full. The musicians were good, the guide too, the landlord was pleasantly reserved and you weren't constantly encouraged to order something else. Overall, the organization of the evening could be a little better organised. For example, it would be better to serve the individual courses of the meal during the breaks in music, in order to take out the unrest that has arisen in this way. You couldn't really enjoy one or the other. The ending was also a bit abrupt. The guide said goodbye, no one knew if something was coming. An "official" ending would have been nice. Still, all in all, the evening was worth the money

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June 18, 2022

It was a brilliant experience! I have a slight obsession with music and was really looking forward to this. Definitely enjoyed it. The guide (Thais) was excellent. She was very friendly, knowledgeable and made the experience entertaining, fun and interesting. The music was fantastic and I really enjoyed the food also. The setting was v nice and the waiter was very friendly and funny.

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May 18, 2022

Nice show, tasty snacks and good explanations from the enthusiastic guide. Because the group was a bit bigger (I think it was not too bad, 10 people) we were split up, which was very nice, so you could understand the guide better and you also had more interaction with the rest.

May 16, 2022

Product ID: 139520