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  1. Portugal
  2. Lisbon Metropolitan Area
  3. Lisbon
  4. Alfama

Lisbon: 3-Hour Private Music Scene Tour

Product ID: 79022
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There's more to Lisbon's music scene than just Fado. Let's not forget Lisbon's vibrant African community and it's music. This tour will take you around Fado locations and stopping by African rhythms hiding places. So let the song begin and music play.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the most iconic Fado locations of Old Lisbon
  • Discover the themes behind Fado
  • Learn about the latest pop trends imported from Africa and Brazil
Full description
Immerse yourself in Lisbon's thriving music scene and see venues where thrilling live shows take place during this small group tour. Learn all about the origins of fado, a popular genre throughout the region, while walking the streets and watching musicians bring the city to life.

Meet your local guide, or lisboeta, and set off on a walk through bustling city streets that reveal Lisbon's centuries-old love affair with music. Throughout your tour, your guide will open your eyes to the characteristics of fado, a form of traditional folk music known for its melancholy nature, poetic lyrics and themes of love, death and sadness.

Your tour takes you all around Lisbon, including the iconic Mouraria (Moorish) and Alfama (Baths) Quarters. Learn about the latest pop trends imported from Africa and Brazil as you walk by a few popular music venues, catching bits of performances as you go—the energy and ambiance of these clubs will really get your blood pumping.
  • Private local guide for a more personalized experience
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

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Meeting point

Capela Senhora da Saúde (next to Martim Moniz square), 1100-246, Lisbon

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Oversize luggage
Know before you go
• Day tour will take you to the origins of Fado in Lisbon, around the Mouraria and Alfama traditional quarters
• Night tour will show you the best and most iconic locations to attend Live Fado shows, but also feel the newest African and Brazilian rhythms
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Product ID: 79022