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Famous Fado singers

Here are some famous Fado singers you should know about:

Amália Rodrigues (1920-1999) – Amália Rodrigues is considered one of the greatest Fado singers ever. She had an amazing voice and gave captivating performances.

Carlos do Carmo (1939-2021) – Carlos do Carmo was also a legendary Fado singer. He had a deep, soulful voice and his performances were full of passion.

Mariza (born 1973) – Mariza is one of the most popular Fado singers today. She has won many awards for her music and has performed all around the world.

Camané (born 1966) – Camané is another well-known Fado singer. He has a smooth, velvety voice and his performances are understated yet beautiful.

Ana Moura (born 1979) – Ana Moura is a rising star in the world of Fado. She has a powerful voice and brings a modern twist to traditional Fado.

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Where to listen to Fado

Restaurants with Fado Show

Clube de Fado
Adress: Rua São João da Praça, 92-94
Public Transports: Bus (37), Tram (12, 28)
Phone: +351 21 885 2704
Opening hours: 8pm-1am (daily). Show at 9.30pm
Prices:
Dinner Menu | Bar List

Senhor Vinho
Adress: R do Meio à Lapa, 18
Public Transports: Subway Rato station
Phone: +351 21 397 26 81
Opening hours: 8pm-2am (daily)
Prices: Minimum spend €25
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Parreirinha de Alfama
Adress: Beco do Espírito Santo, 1
Public Transports:
Phone: +351 218868209
Opening hours: 8pm-2am (Closed on Mondays)
Prices: Menu (pdf)

Tasca do Chico
Adress: Rua Diário de Notícias, 39
Public Transports: walking distance from donwtown
Phone: +351 21 343 1040
Opening hours: 8pm -2am (Thursday – Sunday)

Tasca da Bela
Adress: Rua dos Remédios, 190
Public Transports: Subway Santa Apolónia station
Phone: +351 965113108
Prices: Dinner + Show – €47,50 per person
Tasting menu (pdf)

A Baiuca
Adress: Rua de S. Miguel 20
Public Transports: walking distance from donwtown
Phone: +351 21 886 7284
Opening hours: 8pm – midnight (daily)

Adega Machado
Adress: Rua do Norte, n.º 91
Public Transports: Bus ( 202 e 758 Largo Trindade Coelho Stop ), Subway (Baixa-Chiado stop), Train (Rossio, Estação do Cais do Sodré stations)
Phone: +351 213 422 282
Opening hours: 7:30pm to 2:00am (every day) | Fado show from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Prices: Menu (pdf)

O Faia
Classification: Restaurant
Adress: Rua da Barroca, 54-56
Public Transports:
Phone: +351 213 426 742
Opening hours: 8pm – 2am (closed on Sunday)
Prices: Menu (pdf)

Casa de Linhares
Classification: Restaurant
Adress: Beco dos Armazéns do Linho 2
Public Transports:
Phone: +351 218239660
Opening hours: 8pm to 2:00am (every day)
Prices: Show €15 | Menu

A Severa
Classification: Restaurant
Adress: Rua Das Gáveas, 51 a 61
Public Transports:
Phone: +351 213 428 314
Opening hours: 20h – 02h (Closed on Wednesdays)
Dinner 20h – 23h
Prices: Menu (pdf)
Minimum consumption per person 45€

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Frequently Asked Questions

about Fado

Fado is a traditional Portuguese music genre. It started in the 19th century and is known for its sad and emotional melodies.

When people sing Fado, they pour their hearts into it and sing with a lot of feeling.

Fado songs often talk about love, sadness, and saudade (a Portuguese word that describes a deep longing or nostalgia for someone). When you listen to Fado, you might feel a mix of emotions.

It usually has one singer and is played with two guitars, one of them being a special 12-string guitar called a Portuguese guitar.

What are some famous Fado singers?

Some of the most famous Fado singers include Amália Rodrigues (1920-1999, Carlos do Carmo (1939-2021, Mariza (born 1973, Camané (born 1966), and Ana Moura (born 1979.

The cost of fado tickets varies depending on the venue, the time of year and if it includes a meal.

Prices per person typically range from €15 to €30 for a show and around €50 to €75 with dinner.

Yes, it is highly recommended to book in advance for a Fado show.

Fado is a popular music genre, and the venues where Fado shows take place often have limited seating capacity. Additionally, during peak tourist seasons or for popular Fado singers, tickets can sell out quickly.

You can find our suggested shows on our Snapshot section under “Where to listen to Fado”

There is no dress code for fado shows, but it is generally considered polite to dress smartly.

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