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    Mariana has been a very complete guide, she has captured our attention at all times. He has given us a tour of Fado adding historical and social context and embellishing it with anecdotes in each of the corners selected for the tour. The passion with which he lives and transmits it is highly recommended.
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  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 2 hours 30 minutes

Discover the emblematic Portuguese musical tradition of fado on the streets where it was born on this free walking tour of Lisbon.

Discover the emblematic Portuguese musical tradition of fado on the streets where it was born on this free walking tour of Lisbon.

Free Fado Tour of Lisbon

At 5:30 pm we'll meet at the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Saúde ready to begin learning about the history of fado on a free walking tour of Lisbon

"You feel it, you don't understand it and you don't explain it", said Amália Rodrigues, a singer known as the Queen of Fado, of the traditional Portuguese music genre. We'll get to feel it for ourselves as we delve into the streets of Mouraria, the district considered to be the birthplace of fado.

Strolling along Rua Capelao, we'll discover the portraits of a number of famous fado singers, including Argentina Santos or Fernando Maurício. We'll then follow in musical footsteps up Beco do Jasmin and Beco das Farinhas and take in the incredible views from the Chão do Loureiro and Santa Luzia viewpoints.

Reaching the Alfama neighbourhood, we'll hear about the recent history of fado and how the genre has been reinvented in recent decades. Did you know that the music was banned under the Salazar dictatorship?

Our free walking tour of Lisbon will come to an end in front from the Fado Museum at 8 pm.

Groups

It is not possible to book this free tour of Lisbon for groups of over 6 people. If you want to explore the Portuguese capital with an exclusive guide just for you and your group, take a look at our Private Tour of Lisbon instead.

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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 3 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

Capela de Nossa Senhora da Saúde

Fado Museum

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Where does the activity end?

Fado Museum