Museu do Fado, Lisbon

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Immerse yourself in a Portuguese musical tradition at Museu do Fado, 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 and other attractions in Lisbon using our Lisbon planner.
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  • I love all types of music and was interested to learn more about Portugal's iconic fado performers. The museum displays feature an eclectic collection of instruments, paintings, posters and... 
    I love all types of music and was interested to learn more about Portugal's iconic fado performers. The museum displays feature an eclectic collection of instruments, paintings, posters and...  more »
  • I love this museum because it tells the story of a unique music form and one of Portugal's greatest products, fado. Some good film and lots of recordings to listen to. A couple of issues: They... 
    I love this museum because it tells the story of a unique music form and one of Portugal's greatest products, fado. Some good film and lots of recordings to listen to. A couple of issues: They...  more »
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  • I love everything connected to Fado, and in this museum, you can go through the history of this unesco protected Portuguese gem! There was a room in which you can sit and listen to historical records of Fado songs and performers arranged in alphabetical order where I was for the majority of my time in museum. Beautiful museum.
  • A very basic museum about fado. Mostly deals with the feeling of fado, without going in depth into the style or the artist. Still, if you're interested in some sort of musical history, check it out. It's not expensive. The biggest part is about the singing, and the element of soul to it. There's some attention to the Portuguese guitar and regular guitar ("viola"). Live music would spruce the place up, but that might have just been because I went on a weekday out of season.

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