Tour Locations | The Soul of Alfama

  • LOCATION 60 | The Soul of Alfama

    Terreiro do Trigo St

    Continue along Terreiro do Trigo. We are heading toward the last destination, the Fado Museum, the pink building with green fences that will show up on your right hand side.

    Inaugurated in September 1998, the Fado Museum invites you to discover the evolution and the passion behind Portugal's famous musical expression.

    It presents the cultural and social influence of Fado since its origins, from its use in cinema through the impact of censorship in the 20th century.

    It also explains the technical and historical development of the Portuguese guitar and the so-called "Fado Houses.”

    There’s a realist painting from the beginning of the 20th century I recommend you not to miss: “The Fado” by artist José Malhoa. It depicts two real characters from the Mouraria neighbourhood, one of Lisbon’s typical quarters connected to Fado.

    Keep going.

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