Lisbon is city of vast culture with an organic music genre within its foundations, that genre can be identiﬁed as Fado. This highly passionate genre is a genre of the people, and has history that is strongly intertwined within the struggles and stories of the Alfacinha community. This is a very unique tour as it will include the accompaniment of an authentic Fado singer. Our dedicated and extremely talented singer Ruca Fernandes will provide several acapella performances at many signiﬁcant checkpoints during the tour. Beginning at the traditional district of Moraria, this tour will wind through narrow streets that accommodated its early originators and continue to resonate with the spirit of this beautiful music style. This tour will conclude at a traditional Fado House where there will be the opportunity to sample a light refreshment and observe Fado further with the restaurant’s resident performers.
Hello! My name is Paulo! I graduated in Anthropology and Tourism Management and now I run a local tourism agency in Lisbon. I am a true “Alfacinha” since I was born and raised here. I love the city's light bathing its unique tangible and intangible cultural heritage. Above all, I like its simple inhabitants and their way of living, so quiet, melancholic and passionate. Lisbon is a city with a very ancient history where each place hides its legends: I would like to share these secrets with all my visitors! Lisboa is waiting for you!
Snacks inside a traditional Fado House
Water or wine
We will explore the origins of Fado music through our guide's eyes and experience the music sang by a professional Fado singer, a capella, in the alleys of the Mouraria and Alfama districts, where we will visit traditional Fado crucial places. Your guide will show you the authentic Fado Houses and take you off the traditional tourist paths while giving detailed explanations.
Comfortable clothes and shoes
It is not allowed the entrance of infants with less than 4 years old inside Fado houses. It is possible to book the tour in other languages, please send a message if so.