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Free Fado Tour of Lisbon
9.90 / 10
43 reviews | 109 travellers
Mariana was an amazing guide. He gave us an experience that no one else could have done better. We were able to learn more about the origin of fado and everything related to Portuguese society from the hand of none other than a fado player. We also had the luxury of her singing to us herself, an unrepeatable experience. 100% recommended the tour.
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Discover the emblematic Portuguese musical tradition of fado on the streets where it was born on this free walking tour of Lisbon.

Street art in Lisbon
Portraits on Rua Capelao
Exploring the Mouraria district
Walking through the streets of Lisbon
Santa Luzia viewpoint
Typical houses in Lisbon

Free Fado Tour of Lisbon

At 5:30 pm we'll meet in Praça da Figueira 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.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 15 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
  • Alcoholic drinks are not available.
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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.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Pet-friendly?

Yes.

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.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free!

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

Praça da Figueira.