Fado at Alfama

  • Join a Fado experience at Alfama neighborhood with traditional Portuguese live music and a Portuguese snack(Petisco).

  • Duration icon2 H
    Participants icon1 - 10
    Offered in English, Portuguese
  • Fado at Alfama

  • Join a Fado experience at Alfama neighborhood with traditional Portuguese live music and a Portuguese snack(Petisco).

  • Duration icon2 H
    Participants icon1 - 10
    Offered in English, Portuguese
  • Offered in English, Portuguese
  • Meet your host, Humberto B
    Photo of Humberto B

    Hi Friends! Four years after, I found myself attending primary school at the same square that revolution happened: My life story interwinds with the history of this city! I was born, raised and lived my entire life in the city. Lisboa is my passion! I was writing a pilot for a musical comedy and I went downtown to feel the vibe. It was then that I realised I could show the true local experiences. I'm doing something that I felt in love with, show you our city’s history and culture. I'm hosting the incridible Fado @ Alfama, a beautiful FADO concert, in an atonishing venue with a light traditional snack. I'm also hosting rated #1 walk in Lisboa's historical center. It takes place in the Bairro Alto/Bica/Chiado neighborhoods through alleys, courtyards and shortcuts.

  • What you will see and do

    No visit to Lisboa is complete without a Fado experience. FADO @ Alfama is the ultimate event to live and feel Portuguese Lisboa's traditional music.
    Starting at 5PM on Friday’s and Tuesday's. It will begin with a short visit of the beautiful Alfama neighborhood, where our Fado experience takes place. You’ll hear about some of our traditions and culture and a brief introduction to the history of Fado, to set the context for our evening.

    The FADO @ Alfama takes place on an exclusive venue: it's a personal full experience only for the guests who book it, not joining a Fado Restaurant with others.

    This will be followed by a 40-minute tribute concert to Amalia Rodrigues, Portugal’s most famous and well-loved Fado singer. I will add some commentary during the concert to explain the essence and meaning of Amalia’s Fado and why it is such a huge part of the Portuguese soul and culture.

    Since it is afternoon you may have walked a lot in our hilly city already, so we'll serve a snack of traditional petiscos. There's no Fado without some wine and olives too.

    But don't worry - I'm not singing :) A highly talented Fado singer and musicians are performing for you!

  • Included iconWhat's included

    Light Traditional Portuguese Snack (Petisco)
  • Policy iconCancellation policy

  • We are in Alfama, the ancient and traditional neighborhood. Plus we’ll have the Fado concert on a beautiful venue. Please notice we’re now doing it indoors! Alfama’s noise is part of the neighborhood but it was starting to be a little to much :)

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