Lisbon: Live Fado Show with Typical Portuguese Tapas

4.2 / 5

60 reviews

Lisbon: Live Fado Show with Typical Portuguese Tapas

From $31.02 per person

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
Starting time 7:00 PM
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  • 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!
  • 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

Customers 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
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Praça Dom Pedro IV also known as Rossio Square in the centre of the square right next to the statue

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 60 reviews

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The music was incredible and Leonardo did a nice job of finding the translations for us. Going Sunday when the 3rd singer is there is a great idea! The slightly sparkling green wine was really nice too. The snacks weren't the best that I had in the country, but they were decent and the owner brought something different for vegetarians in our group. The owner is a really nice guy too - I'd go back!

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December 31, 2019

Very informative and great fado music. Since you don’t have the courage to include a “What did you least enjoy” box,I will include it here. We almost missed the tour. We got there 20 minutes early at a crowded public place with no guidance on who to look for. Having paid $112 we did not expect it to be the guy with the “Free Lisbon Tours” umbrella!

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December 9, 2019

The tour guide was waiting at the right place and time. It was a wet November evening and so the group was small. We had a walk through Alfama to the restaurant stopping on the way for Silvio to give us a talk. Then we went to Fado place. The restaurant was great, very intimate and charming. We then listened to two hours of excellent Fado music. Some appetizers and choice of beer or wine provided. Silvio was a very knowledgeable guide and made efforts to get everybody talking and at their ease. He gave us some fascinating insights into the world of Fado.

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November 27, 2019

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