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Fado ao Centro

Rua de Quebra Costas n 7, Coimbra 3000-340, Portugal
+351 239 837 060
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Beautiful, inspirational

A truly enjoyable hour of music and short commentary about the history Fado and in particular in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Eric P
Beautiful to see tradition evolving

Both my husband and I enjoyed this short show - it's beautiful to see tradition evolving through... read more

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Fado ao Centro is a Cultural Association of Fado from Coimbra, opened from Monday to Sunday (10am to 7pm). Located in the historical center of Coimbra (Rua Quebra Costas),the entrance to the photo exhibition about Coimbras University tradition & informations are for free. Also have Fado shows everyday, with a recreation of a Live Serenade, that everyone can experience for a small amount of money! A magical space with a unique atmosphere were you can find the most genuine and traditional Fado from Coimbra everyday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Only the best musicians of the city play in Fado ao Centro and they are selected according to the highest standards of this 160 year old tradition. Even if you can't witness the concert, don't miss the oportunity to visit our space and get to know a little bit more about Fado from Coimbra. There are always musicians playing and rehearsing so you can change experiences and learn more about the Portuguese Guitar and this unique musical tradition. Bewtween 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. we have the "Afternoon Rehearsals" with our regular musicians. You can always pass by, watch them play and anyone that want's to bring their own instrument is also welcome to join! At 6:00 p.m. we start our daily 50 minute long concert of Fado from Coimbra. If you are interested in attending our concert, we strongly advise you to make a reservation in order to ensure your seat. We don't serve any kind of food, so we are totally committed to the concert itself, enabling a genuine atmosphere and unique cultural and musical experience in Coimbra! Following the work that has been held by this Cultural Association, you'll find different exclusive editions of books, CDs and DVDs related to Fado from Coimbra. Fado ao Centro(R) is, undoubtedly, a place to visit in Coimbra!
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Rua de Quebra Costas n 7, Coimbra 3000-340, Portugal
+351 239 837 060
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Reviewed yesterday

A truly enjoyable hour of music and short commentary about the history Fado and in particular in Coimbra. Whatever your musical tastes open your mind and ears to this wonderful genre in this small and cozy auditorium

Thank Eric P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Both my husband and I enjoyed this short show - it's beautiful to see tradition evolving through the years. Very tastefully done, interesting for foreigners like us while not oversimplified. Well done to those running the centre and do go to all those interested in...More

Thank dezrobi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

50 minute performance in small intimate setting. Do book ahead. Wonderful voices and guitars. This style of fado is more of a serenade than the Lisbon melancholic style. I'd give it top marks because the other evening musical entertainment available during the week starts too...More

Thank Arthur_Martha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we enjoy the show very much. both me and my brother bought one pc CD to support them. Do remember to make reservation before you go otherwise you may be stood up easily.

Thank kchung99
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The owner of our guesthouse suggested this show--and it was really nice. You get the history of this tradition (it is different than other fado--the male students sing the songs) and a concert. The spoken history, song introductions is done in both Portuguese and English....More

Thank Jesse K
Reviewed 11 September 2017

its situated in the heart of coimbra its a 4 men show 2 strings players and 2 singer.its a one hour show and you get a porto wine at the end of the show.i was missing a woman voice that is not common to the...More

Thank Nadav M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We (two couples of a certain age) thoroughly enjoyed our introduction to this form of Fado that is unique to Coimbra. The vocalists and musicians were very good and although we don't speak a word of Portuguese (aside from obrigado/da) the sentiments expressed in each...More

Thank mamabNePa
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I have sought Fado venues throughout Portugal. Our evening at Fado ao Coimbra was educational regarding their unique brand of Fado. Only men sing Coimbra Fado. The performers were first rate as they mixed in education with beautiful performances. Then afterwards we...More

1  Thank William G
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The four of us really enjoyed the entire performance. I especially appreciated the excellent emcee who gave us the background for each piece. That information really added to the enjoyment of the music for me. The musicians - singers and players - were clearly very...More

Thank B. Marilyn M
Reviewed 31 July 2017

In the center of Coimbra, the four of us listened for an hour to authentic Coimbra-fado:Singers great, Musicians great. We loved it. One of are friends is pianoplayer in a band for years. He was very surprised by the level of this performance.

Thank annaclara2017
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28 April 2016|
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Response from CaliforniaNana | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we did not make reservations (not sure if you can do that) but happened to be in the neighborhood about half an hour before a performance so we got tickets at the door. Then went for a restorative beer! This was in... More
Kristine C
15 September 2015|
Response from Fado a | Property representative |
Hello Kristine, You can book for the live show of Fado de Coimbra (Monday to Sunday) to 6PM ( Ticket price = 10 eur/person). You can book shows anytime by appointment, (> 8 people), from 10am (morning). All performances of... More
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