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FADO @ Alfama

Lisboa, Portugal

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Experience hosted by Humberto

2 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll 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!
Other things to note
I'll text everyone on the eve of your date for details and inquiring about Vegans and Vegetarians.
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…

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What's included

  • Food
    A light traditional snack (petisco) is included.
  • Drinks
    Wine or soft drinks.
From $49
/ person
Book for a private group
Fri, Mar 5
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$61 per person
$61 per person
Tue, Mar 9
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$61 per person
$61 per person
Fri, Mar 12
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$61 per person
$61 per person

Meet your host, Humberto

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 126 Reviews
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I am a Fado lover who has lived all my life in the beautiful Lisboa. I have been to lots of Fado venues over the years, meeting many incredible singers & musicians.

I am passionate about my city and its Fado. I have created this experience to share my knowledge of traditional Portuguese music and give my guests a truly authentic evening you will never forget.

In April 2018 I created the #1 rated walk in Lisboa and since then have met many guests from around the world. The most common thing I'm asked is where guests can see traditional Fado, and this has been my inspiration to create this project
I am a Fado lover who has lived all my life in the beautiful Lisboa. I have been to lots of Fado venues over the years, meeting many incredible singers & musicians.

I am passionate about my city and its Fado. I have created this experience to share my knowledge of traditional Portuguese music and give my guests a truly authentic evening you will never forget.

In April 2018 I created the #1 rated walk in Lisboa and since then have met many guests from around the world. The m…
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Where you'll be

We are in Alfama, the ancient and traditional neighborhood.
Plus we’ll have the Fado concert on an exclusive 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 :) Specially the church bells ringing randomly for half an hour :)

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 126 reviews.

Charles
March 2020
My Fado Experience with Humberto was absolutely fantastic. Small group but big atmosphere, intimate and unique.. The short walking history tour was very informative and created good opportunity to chat / get to know the other attendees.. The live music Fado Experience was simply superb.. Musicians / Singers (on my experience the Fado was provided by Carlos & Henrique and the most wonderful Joana Rios) provided a unique, private and extensive taste / introduction to Fado with some history and hosting from Humberto.. both food and wine were plentiful,.... I found this experience to be absolutely fabulous..Just do it,.....
My Fado Experience with Humberto was absolutely fantastic. Small group but big atmosphere, intimate and unique.. The short walking history tour was very informative and created goo…
Susan
March 2020
This experience was beyond expectations. We were warmly greeted by Humberto and we felt like we had an instant friend. When the other guests arrived (there were 5 of us in total), we proceeded. Humberto introduced us to the history of Fado and what makes it unique. We then walked through Alfalma to the venue where we were treated to an amazing Fado concert where Humberto introduced the songs and explained the stories being told. The music provided by Joanna the singer, Ricardo the Portuguese guitar musician and the Fado guitar musician (sorry I forget his name) was exceptional - professional quality and yet personal. Once the concert was over, we enjoyed a lovely evening of great food and wine provided by Humberto, sharing stories and getting to know each other. We feel like we have now friends in Humberto and Joanna. I am sad that COVID 19 might prevent people from enjoying this experience. Rest assured, if you have the opportunity to book this experience, Humberto took all necessary precautions to protect us all. Thank you!
This experience was beyond expectations. We were warmly greeted by Humberto and we felt like we had an instant friend. When the other guests arrived (there were 5 of us in total)…
Eleanor
January 2020
This was an incredibly special experience. The musicians were extremely talented, the environment was uniquely intimate and the historical context made it all the more meaningful. Couldn’t recommend this more.
Fairouz
January 2020
The Fado experience was one of our highlights of our trip to Lisbon. The small group made it intimate and the Fado singer and musicians were really great. Highly recommend this experience if you want to enjoy Fado.
Цанко
January 2020
This experience was extremely exciting and very inspiring to me. Humberto is very communicative and fun which further contributes to a good experience. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the magic and charm of fado music. Everything in the experience is handpicked and realized by a true professional in the face of Humberto :)
This experience was extremely exciting and very inspiring to me. Humberto is very communicative and fun which further contributes to a good experience. I highly recommend it to an…
Felix
January 2020
Amazing experience. I really like it. Humbrerro is such a friendly and genuine guy who is passionate on fado. His experience is definitely one thing you shouldn’t missed if you were in Lisbon

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.