LIVE IT LIKE THE LOCALS Would you like to attend a Fado performance? Perhaps you have already read about it in your guide book but do not speak Portuguese and would like to know more about it. Well, would you prefer to visit the venues where the Fado is more authentic and avoid the "tourist" shows? Surely you would like to have a Portuguese “friend” who, leads you to the best venues and explains about the Fado and its history? A “friend” who will bring a richness of colour to what you see and hear that makes this a most memorable night long remembered.. The Fado Night Tour offers you an authentic experience along with good company and conversation, but only while the guitars remain silent. And so, more than seeing and listening you will have a much wider experience!

Alfama is one of the oldest Lisbon neighbourhoods where Fado has a long tradition. In this Fado Night Tour you will walk through Alfama and visit three taverns and listen to several performers. From Tuesday to Saturday.


Meeting point:  Museu do Fado - Alfama

How to get there:  Metro Santa Apolónia ( at the end of the Blue Line)

Meeting Point:  at the door of the Museum

Duration: 2h30m - 10p.m. to 00.30a.m.

Language:  English

Small groups per night:  minimum of 2 pax - maximum of 5 pax ( individual booking is accepted)

Price:  30 €/pax.  No drinks or consumption included. Payment at the beginning of the Tour.

Observations:  Booking is required: (+351) 914 900 939      |



Fado is a Portuguese music style of Lisbon's popular origin, mainly from Alfama and Mouraria neighbourhoods.

It ́s origins have been attributed to many cultural influences, from the African music to Arabian presence.

The precise origin of this urban song is still unknown, but surely a result of the mixed cultures that have crossed the city.


Fado became popular in Lisbon around 1840 onwards, the singers and musicians bringing it to life. Being an oral tradition, it evolved enriching both melodic and rhythmically. In the XX century the popular poetry was followed by increasingly elaborate poems, becoming ever more literate and artistic.

From 1930 and 1940 the radio, the theatre and the cinema projected this art form to the general public  in Portugal and in 1950`s all over the world.


In 2011, Fado was recognised by UNESCO as an, Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.



I am 42 years old, Portuguese and I am passionate about Fado. From a young age that this genre interested me by its diversity, intensity and was fascinated by the mystery that surrounds it. For something that actually even not knowing, we feel so deeply.

Being able to share my feelings for Fado and its meaning is a great fulfilment for me.

I love traveling and experiencing different cultures, its history and tradition. Also I'm interested in various art forms and some of them are genuinely Portuguese.

There is no doubt that despite its popular origins, Fado is, as declared, a great Art.


You need to book until 4.00p.m. If it is for the same day, it will be confirmed by email at 6.00p.m.

Small groups per night:  minimum of 2 pax - maximum of 5 pax.


Join this experience (+351) 914 900 939       |



Turismo de Portugal - RNAAT nº 545/2015