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Fado in Chiado Tours

Fado in Chiado
Fado is Portugal's most celebrated performing art, and it's showcased almost every evening at Fado in Chiado. This live show introduces the musical form to audiences from around the world and features a singer and two instrumentalists: one playing Portuguese guitar, the other, classical guitar.

The Basics

Lasting about an hour, the Fado in Chiado show showcases the genre of fado, the national song tradition of Portugal and part of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. During the performance, images of iconic Lisbon attractions appear on a screen behind musicians, while the vocalist croons about themes related to saudade, which roughly translates to “melancholic longing.” While food isn’t served here, some packages include dinner with the show.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Fado in Chiado is a must-do for anyone interested in music or the arts.
  • Unlike many fado performances, which take place in taverns, Fado in Chiado is set in a theater.
  • Kids under age 4 are not allowed, while those age 4–6 get free entry.

How to Get There
Fado in Chiado is located in the historic Baixi District of Lisbon, about a 2-minute walk west of the Baixa–Chiado metro station and a 10-minute walk from the Cais do Sodré train station. As the area is largely pedestrianized, with limited parking, it's easier to come here by taxi or public transportation rather than by car.

When to Get There
Fado in Chiado is open throughout the year from Monday through Saturday, except on some holidays. Each session starts at 7pm, but it's a good idea to arrive half an hour early to get good seats, as the venue operates on an open-seating policy.

Characteristics of Fado
Portugal's most celebrated art form, fado is characterized by songs dominated by melancholic themes, often (but not always) performed by female vocalists. Accompanying instruments include classical guitars, Portuguese guitars, and viola baixos, a local spin on an acoustic bass. While fado is believed to have originated in Lisbon, there's also a style from the city of Coimbra that's only performed by men.
Address: R. da Misericórdia 14, Lisbon 1200-443, Portugal
Admission: Varies
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5 Tours and Activities to Experience Fado in Chiado

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Skip the Line: Live Fado Show Ticket in Lisbon: 'Fado in Chiado'

Skip the Line: Live Fado Show Ticket in Lisbon: 'Fado in Chiado'

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Experience the melancholic vibes of a stirring 50-minute live Fado show in Lisbon’s Chiado district. During the show soak up the sounds of a female and male singer alongside a pair of acoustic guitarists who bring soulful Fado to life. You will listen to Portugal’s own music genre that’s sure to inspire the rest of your stay in Lisbon.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Lisbon: Live Fado Show with Dinner & FREE TICKET to Hop-off Hop-On Bus

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Experience one of the most symbolic folklore cultures of Portugal on a private fado tour of Lisbon. Savor delicious snacks and Portuguese wines as you listen to the mournful sounds at one of the city's best fado houses. Once your Dinner is up, driver give your Hop-on Hop-off Bus tickets to enjoy next day . The ticket for the Bus (Belem&Oriente line) is valid for 48 hours, after the first use, in hop-on / hop-off system. Hop-on Hop-off BUS Belem & Oriente - This tour is perfect for those who want to combine the traditional with the modern. We take you to see places which make up the history of the Portuguese Discoveries and the newest and most modern part of the city, the venue of the famous world trade fair Expo ‘98.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$158.24
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For small group in Lisbon with fado and dinner show

For small group in Lisbon with fado and dinner show

Discover where the famous Fado was born, experience this unique and so Portuguese musical culture where the melody will make you travel. In this tourist excursion in the evening, enjoy to know and stroll through the old districts of Lisbon. Your guide will explain the history of Fado, which began in the 1820s. Enjoy a traditional dinner and listen to Fado stories sung by Fadista about lost love and "saudade", a feeling of lack. This tour is limited to eight people. Discover where the famous fado was born, experience this unique and so Portuguese musical culture where the melody will make you travel. In this tourist excursion in the evening, enjoy to know and stroll through the old districts of Lisbon. Your guide will explain the history of Fado, which began in the 1820s. While listening to the music enjoy a traditional dinner and listen to Fado stories sung by Fadista about lost love and "saudade", a feeling of missing someone. This tour is limited to eight people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.02
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Best of Lisbon Tour, 5 days with Sintra, Cascais and Evora

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THE ESSENTIAL OF LISBON AND IT'S BEST SURROUNDING CITIES It is a 5 Day Package, a journey that will show the best of Lisbon and surrounding areas. Adventure yourself in a Cultural, food and wine experience.
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Tuk Tuk Lisbon Guided tour!

Tuk Tuk Lisbon Guided tour!

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Tuk-Tuk - an electric three-wheeled motorbike. Visit the historic Alfama, Chiado and Belém district. Of course, stop at the highest viewpoints for great photos of Lisbon capital city. The tuk tuk tour allows you to see more of the city and we fit through small alleyways, providing a comfortable ride for your group of up to 100 people. English, German, Portuguese, Italian or French. All language avalable, you are always backed up by our local guide, so get on board! HIGHLIGHTS: - Highest Viewpoint / Lisbon Cathedral (Old Town) - Go and meet the private house and the oldest lady of Alfama - Oldest bookshop Guinness World Record (Chiado) - Biggest park / botanic garden (Chiado) - Lisbon Bridge (25 April Bridge) -The ORIGINAL Belém pastry / custard - & more ... MORE SERVICES: - Tuk-Tuk Tours (Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Fátima ...) - Tuk-Tuk Surf Trips (with lunch, full equipment and private coach) - Event Organization (birthdays, weddings and bachelours parties)
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  • 20 minutes to 10 hours
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$12.37
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Private Tour: Lisbon Sightseeing Tour with Dinner and Fado Show

Private Tour: Lisbon Sightseeing Tour with Dinner and Fado Show

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Embark on a site seeing tour of Lisbon’s city center, and immerse yourself in Portuguese culture at a Fado show with a private guide. With this package, feast on a traditional Portuguese meal at a local restaurant while enjoying live Fado music, traditional Portuguese folk music. Then, see the sites of Lisbon on a tour in a comfortable, air-conditioned car.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$228.78
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$228.78
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Lisbon: Live Fado Show with Dinner & Hop-off Hop-On Boat

Lisbon: Live Fado Show with Dinner & Hop-off Hop-On Boat

Experience one of the most symbolic folklore cultures of Portugal on a private fado tour of Lisbon. Savor delicious snacks and Portuguese wines as you listen to the mournful sounds at one of the city's best fado houses. Once your Dinner is up, driver give your Hop-on Hop-off Boat tickets to enjoy next day. Hop-on Hop-off BOAT We are excited to share the secrets of Lisbon with you in a very special way: on a boat trip along the Tagus. Come and discover Lisbon’s docks and charms on this unique trip that you can enjoy at your own pace.
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$154.37
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Fado in Chiado tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Fado in Chiado can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 5 Fado in Chiado tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Fado in Chiado 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Fado in Chiado costs USD 24.12. Guided Fado in Chiado tours start around USD 24.12 per person. See all 5 Fado in Chiado tickets and tours on Viator.
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