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Best Live Fado Show in Lisbon: 'Fado in Chiado' Tickets

1. Best Live Fado Show in Lisbon: 'Fado in Chiado' Tickets

Enjoy a Fado in Chiado performance and discover the soul of Lisbon. The musical form of fado was adopted as a part of Portuguese culture and is now a symbol of the nation, with a particularly strong tradition in the historic districts of Lisbon. The 50-minute show features talented artists. 2 singers and 2 musicians, playing the Portuguese guitar and classical guitar respectively, will perform accompanied by images of unique must-see locations in Lisbon. It is said that fado combines nostalgia, Portuguese pride, and hope, in a musical style epitomized by Amália Rodrigues. Due to its cultural importance and unique style this musical form was declared part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The Fado in Chiado performance takes place in the center of Lisbon. Experience the live show and then take advantage of the night to discover more of the city.

Lisbon: Live Fado & Alfama Tour with Traditional Dinner

2. Lisbon: Live Fado & Alfama Tour with Traditional Dinner

Start your Fado tour of Lisbon with a typical Portuguese dinner in the Alfama district. Get to know about the local habits and cuisine in the city's oldest district, where Fado was born in the early 19th century. Then, wander down the alleys of the old part of town on a short walking tour of Alfama. End at a traditional Fado house and listen to the mournful melodies of Fado. Lose yourself in the atmosphere and mood of the music. The quintessentially Portuguese genre is produced with a Portuguese guitar and characterized by heartfelt lyrics. Fado was inscribed by UNESCO on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in November 2011.

Lisbon: Live Fado Show with Typical Portuguese Tapas

3. Lisbon: Live Fado Show with Typical Portuguese Tapas

This tour will take you to a Fado house in Alfama or Bairro alto, depending of the day. You will be accompanied by a local expert guide that will explain to you the origins and chronology of Fado in a small stop before the entrance to the Fado house. This tour is a true must see! Fado is a story about Portuguese history, in song. It expresses "saudades", which is an untranslatable term which looks something like 'longing', a nostalgia and sadness of being away. It is considered World Intangible Cultural Heritage. Wander back in time to the discoveries, and enjoy a 2-hour show in the birthplace of Fado. Your expert guide will tell you everything you need to know about this music. Clear your agenda for tonight and come on a spiritual journey!

Fado Dinner Show Private Night Lisbon Tour

4. Fado Dinner Show Private Night Lisbon Tour

Following a pick-up from your hotel in Lisbon, start your panoramic tour through Marques de Pombal, Main Avenue of Lisbon, Restauradores, Rossio and Baixa Pombalina. Stopping in Belem to taste famous, Pastel de Belem, also known as Pastel de nata, a pastry with cinnamon. Afterwards you'll stop at the main monuments in Belém. Such as the, Monastery of Jeronimos and Belem Tower. Around 20:30 have dinner and watch a Fado show. In one of the most typical restaurants of Lisbon in Alfama neighborhood. Here, you will taste the real Portuguese gastronomy. Fado, is a Portuguese variety of urban romance. This is a story, or just a feeling, expresses a state of mind. Fado is one of the most characteristic elements of the Portuguese and first of all, Lisbon culture. Fado was inscribed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage lists. After the show before heading to your hotel visit best viewpoint Our Lady of the Mount to admire one of the best 360-degree panoramic views of night Lisbon. After the show the driver will take you through Lisbon’s historic city center on a panoramic sightseeing tour. Drive past many of Lisbon’s most historic sights magically floodlit for the night. The driver can stop at your request for photo opportunities and will drop you back off.

Lisbon: Authentic Fado Show, Dinner and Night Tour

5. Lisbon: Authentic Fado Show, Dinner and Night Tour

Whet your appetite with a panoramic tour of Lisbon and its monuments and streets under the enchanting night illuminations while your guide shares the secrets of each place. Admire the Alfama “bairro” , the Lisbon Cathedral and the National Pantheon. Then watch the authentic live Fado Show while dining on Portuguese specialties in a typical restaurant. On the way back to your accommodation, stop at the viewpoint with the best city view so you can take that awesome photo and end up your night on a high!

Fado Music of Lisbon 3-Hour Cultural Walking Tour

6. Fado Music of Lisbon 3-Hour Cultural Walking Tour

Learn about the origins of fado music on a 3-hour walking tour of the Lisbon neighborhoods where it originated. As you explore, you will be accompanied by a live fado singer and guide. Experience the magic of Portuguese fado, a form of music listed by UNESCO as of “World Intangible Cultural Heritage.” An important part of everyday life in Lisbon, there is no better way to learn about Portuguese culture than through a close encounter with fado in the nation’s capital. You will go to some typical fado houses, where fadistas have earned their living for decades. Wander the alleys and squares around Praca Martim Moniz, a multicultural part of Lisbon that is off the usual tourist route. Discover local taverns instrumental in the history of fado culture in the Mouraria district. Then, stop for a delicious meal of caldo verde (a traditional Portuguese soup) and barbecued chouriço (spicy sausage), served with bread and wine in one of the authentic fado houses of Alfama.

Lisbon: 3-Hour Portuguese House Private Tour

7. Lisbon: 3-Hour Portuguese House Private Tour

The fado, the city and the people are the central elements of this proposed experience. The objective is to bring a new life to the city and the way fado is seen. Create an experience of proximity between the public and the fado singers avoiding a passive attitude of listening to this musical genre. Discover the essence of fado on a memorable night with an excellent and exclusive service. Indulge with a sophisticated and traditional Portuguese menu, where you will have a wide variety of choices at your disposal.  Have a private guide who will accompany you throughout the fado experience and give you a real journey through the deep knowledge of this musical genre.

Lisbon: Fado Experience Private Tour

8. Lisbon: Fado Experience Private Tour

Enjoy the unforgettable experience of a live Fado concert and discover the music that expresses the true soul of Portugal. After being picked up from your accommodation, you will be driven around the center of Lisbon, where you can see the main avenues, ancient squares and picturesque streets of this beautiful city.   There will be time for a short walking tour around Alfama. You will pass through the most iconic streets, where Fado music is celebrated. Next, guests will be taken to an ancient restaurant for dinner and a performance featuring top Fado artists. This will be a truly memorable experience in a unique setting, one of the last places where true Fado can be found.   During the evening you will listen to four different professional Fadistas (Fado singers) to the accompaniment of three guitars: classic guitar, bass, and guitarra portuguesa (12 stringed Portuguese guitar). The show lasts between three and four hours. At the end of the night, you will be returned to your accommodation.

Live Fado Tour in Lisbon with Dinner

9. Live Fado Tour in Lisbon with Dinner

In a traditional Fado house feel the power of this music and the meaning it has for Portuguese people. As the guitars and voices fill the room, you will also be served the best food at your table with traditional dishes such as grilled sardines and an excellent red or white wine. This tour offers the best of Fado. Feel the essence of Fado accompanied by the traditional flavors. The Fado, the city and the people are the central elements of the experiences that are proposed. The goal is to bring the new life to the city and the way the Fado is seen, creating an experience of proximity, between the public and musicians and fado singers.

Lisbon: Fado and Food Walking Tour

10. Lisbon: Fado and Food Walking Tour

Sailors, fishermen and sea merchants, often away from home, were the pioneers of this musical genre, and would sing this beautiful and yet melancholic music with a zest of "saudade", an emotion of longing or homesickness for their distant loved ones. Currently, Fado is considered part of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is more than just a genre, it is a way of feeling and the sung expression of the Portuguese soul. You will pass by historical neighborhoods such as Bairro Alto, Alfama, and Mouraria, to learn more about the traditional aspects of life, so you can get a feel of the city like a true local, a ‘Lisboeta’. During the tour you will try a variety of food samples and wines and get to see real live performances from ‘fadistas’ alongside the traditional sound of the Portuguese guitar. You will start in Bairro Alto, one of the most traditional areas to enjoy Fado in Lisbon. Here you'll have some food samples and a glimpse of the Fado music genre. Afterwards, you walk towards downtown and go through Mouraria, one of the most traditional districts in Lisbon, where according to the traditions, the first lady who sang Fado for the first time was born: Severa. Discover the Mozarabian district and it's narrow streets, full of charm. Here you'll get a cultural insight into this music genre and some more food and drink samples. You finish this tour with a beautiful walk around the castle hill towards Alfama and you will have a diverse food tasting along with a Fado Show. You'll feel like a true Lisboeta.

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What people are saying about Lisbon

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,469 reviews

Awesome! Just awesome! I’ve been on a Fado tour before, but this one was very enjoyable. Loved the music and our guide Rodrigo was very knowledgeable, very accommodating and fun! Thank you for a wonderful evening.

It was exactly what I expected! To dive in the local culture with traditional music and cuisine! The guide was very helpful and give us a lot of tips!

A very nice experience, packed hall, 50 minutes performance which was perfect length.

it was wonderfull, amazing and great show. like an opera show. we enjoy very much.

Absolutely enjoyed it - a taste of local culture and can not recommend more!