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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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Highly recommended

We (two couples of a certain age) thoroughly enjoyed our introduction to this form of Fado that is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mamabNePa
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Coimbra Fado

My fiancé and I have sought Fado venues throughout Portugal. Our evening at Fado ao Coimbra was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“fado music” (25 reviews)
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Rua de Quebra Costas n 7, Coimbra 3000-340, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great show! I like the songs and the showmanship of the performers. The emcee was entertaining as well. Be sure to go early before the scheduled time to get a good seat! The Port wine served at the end of the concert was good as...More

Thank mcdp07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't worry about the price or whether it is touristy, this is a must experience in Coimbra, it is a window into the culture and history of the place. The musicians and singers are wonderful, the setting is intimate, and the bilingual explanations (Portuguese and...More

Thank CatskillsTravler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this short concert. Very informative about Fado history and an excellent performance. For 10Euros it's one of the best value tourist activities I've found in all of Portugal. The event is really well-organized and you feel like you're apart of something special. There's...More

Thank Riley C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Coimbra in April, and went to a lovely show at the Fado ao Centro. It was spectacular. The performers were so talented and the setting was quite intimate. We got there early and had front row seats, which allowed us to watch...More

Thank Kfnyctravel
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Huge rip off. Same as what you can hear on the street. If anything, these kids are worse. Got there 10 mins before the show and was seated in the last row -- couldn't even see the performers. Fado should be sung outside anyways.

Thank ndjdjsu
Reviewed 9 July 2017

One of the best things I'd done during my Portugal vacation. I'm still listening their CD since I am back. And yes, right now in the exact moment!

Thank RosySilk
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bonbon33333
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
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Kristine C
15 September 2015|
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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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