Tour Locations | The Soul of Alfama

  • LOCATION 59 | The Soul of Alfama

    Escadinhas do Terreiro do Trigo

    Continue down the stairs.

    Turn left at the bottom and continue walking along Terreiro do Trigo street, the main road.

    While you walk, I'll tell you more about Fado.

    The hearing of fados became gradually ritualized at Fado houses. They were places concentrated in the city’s historic neighbourhoods, especially since the 1930s. These transformations in the fado production would necessarily drift it apart from improvisation. This loosened some of its original performing contexts and diversity and imposed the structures of interpreters, authors and musicians. Fado became professional and more literary, so to speak.

    Keep walking straight.

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