Fado Museum Tours

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Fado Museum
Fado, a traditional music style popularized in the streets and taverns of Lisbon during the 1800s,   is Portugal’s version of the blues. Birthed amid the underclass of the city, fado gradually gained popularity, moving out of seedy taverns and into upscale dance halls and theaters before falling out of fashion in the late 1970s. 

The Fado Museum occupies a former pumping station in Lisbon’s Alfama District, the neighborhood where fado was born, and traces the history of the musical style through a collection of recordings, posters, costumes, vintage memorabilia and interactive exhibits. An onsite museum school offers courses in fado lyrics and Portuguese guitar. The museum shop sells albums by iconic fado artists — a lightweight souvenir by which to remember time spent in Lisbon.

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The Fado Museum is closed on Mondays.
Address: Largo do Chafariz de Dentro 1, Lisbon, Portugal
Hours: Tues-Sun 10am-6pm
Admission: 5€
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Ticket to Fado Museum - Skip the Line Access

Why stand in line if you don’t have to? Save your precious time and get priority access by using the skip the line ticket to one of the most famous museums in Lisbon – the Fado Museum. This museum is totally devoted to Fado and the Portuguese guitar, both extremely important cultural legacies in Portugal. Learn about the evolution of this music genre since the 17th century until today, as well as the main Fado singers, guitar players and songwriters. It has a permanent exhibition and temporary ones, alongside a document centre, an auditorium with regular events and a great restaurant specialized in typical Portuguese food. Pick up your tickets at Boost Portugal shop in the heart of Baixa and get insider tips about the quickest and most convenient way to go to the Museum.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Private Lisbon Food Tour: The 10 Tastings

This private 3-hour food tour of Lisbon ensures you’ll feast on the best food that Portugal’s capital has to offer. Your gastronome guide handpicks eateries in which to sample eight Portuguese specialties and two traditional drinks: pleasure your palate with delicacies such as grilled sardines, locally made cheese, Alheira sausage, and ‘pastel de nata’ (custard tart). During the journey between eateries, you’ll enjoy panoramic city vistas and explore Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood. Your private tour can be tailored to suit dietary requirements and preferences.    
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Lisbon 2-Hour Private Segway Cultural Tour with Local Guide

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Travel in comfort on an 8-hour private tour of Lisbon’s top attractions. Visit the Baixa District and the Lisbon Cathedral, then stop at Castelo de Sao Jorge (St George's Castle) where you get sweeping views over the city. Explore districts including the Chiado, the historical Alfama and Graça quarters, and Belém, where you see Belém Tower, Discoveries Monument and the Monastery of St Jerome (Mosteiro dos Jeronimos) — a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover the modern Expo ’98 district located along the Tagus River and much more on this comprehensive tour.
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Lisbon Segway 1.5-Hour Private Tour: Bairro do Castelo, Mouraria

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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Electric Car Tour of Lisbon Old Town and Belém with GPS Audio Guide

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  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Lisbon's Old Town Tour in an Electric Car with GPS Audio Guide

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  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Alfama Semi-Private Walking Tour

Lisbon is Europe’s second oldest capital city. Founded in 1200BC it is a story so old its origins are shrouded in mystery. What we do know is that the city’s earliest occupation was in the Alfama. This is the site of Lisbon’s earliest places of worship, the heart of Rome’s occupation, the center of the Moorish city and its Christian reconquest, and one of the few areas to survive the earthquake of 1755.Our walking tour will wind through the vertiginous streets of Alfama, a far cry from the orderly grid of the downtown Baixa, taking in some of its most important sites. This is more than just a historical tour, this is an anthropological look into the very heart of what makes Lisbon so uniquely special.
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  • Duration: 180 to 220 minutes
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Private Tour: Lisbon Sightseeing Night Tour with Dinner and Fado Show

Opt for a personalized experience of Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest district, on a private half-day tour including dinner. With just your private guide and party, you’ll learn about Lisbon culture at the Fado Museum; navigate the cobbled streets of Alfama; and absorb panoramic views of Lisbon from a lookout point. Plus, a Portuguese dinner and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Lisbon Sightseeing and Traditional Fado Show with Dinner

When your cruise ship drops anchor in Lisbon, make the most of your time in Portugal’s capital on a private shore excursion. Eliminate the stress of navigating a new city as a private guide transports you between top attractions such as Belém Tower (Torre de Belém) and Lisbon Cathedral (Se de Lisboa). Then, you’ll experience a fado show and enjoy a traditional Portuguese dinner. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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The Soul of Alfama Self-guided Audio Tour by VoiceMap Lisbon

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