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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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Listen to the local and cultural music of Coimbra!

For 10 Euros and an hour of your time listen to some lovely Fado singers and watch a musician play... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Redondo Beach
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Traditional Coimbra Fado

We spent a lovely evening listening to the very talented guitarists and singers. In Coimbra the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas
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Rua de Quebra Costas n 7, Coimbra 3000-340, Portugal
+351 239 837 060
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For 10 Euros and an hour of your time listen to some lovely Fado singers and watch a musician play the Fado guitar ( a 12 string guitar) and have a small glass of port at the end. Specific to this area, learn the history...More

Thank sherry19112016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a lovely evening listening to the very talented guitarists and singers. In Coimbra the Fado performers are always men, and current or former university students. Small intimate room, maybe 30 people. One hour concert was 20 euros and well worth the price. Beautiful...More

Thank DeenaO43
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place will give you an introduction to fado in a 'lecture' type way and charge you for it. The fado is performed by university students and they will tell you that only male students from Coimbra university can sing Coimbra fado. Its a bit...More

Thank SeahorseWales
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled across this location and booked online. Get there at least 15 mins before it begins as it is first come first seated inside. Small venue and very intimate. Seats about 45. Awesome performance and some history about the music and some of the songs...More

Thank Milo33
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is not too big which creates a nice environment. People are very nice and explain fado in both Portuguese and English. Very interesting. The show was very good. The musicians were excellent. This fado is very different from Lisboa and Porto. It is...More

Thank Paula L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After Lisbon (or Porto) it is obvious that this fado is very different. The differences are made clear in this small theater by a narrator and extremely able musicians. We would have needed reservations or to have arrived early were it not for resourceful friends...More

Thank JucaChaves
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The show was very good and definetely worthwhile to see when in Coimbra. The musicians were excellent and true professionals and the host made us feel at home and provided very interesting facts about coimbra fado.

Thank Gerrit V
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Of the 50 minutes, a lot went to talking, and not enough to singing. Anyway, I prefer Lisbon (more melancholic) fado by far

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We very much enjoyed this performance by students and former students of the university in Coimbra. You could tell that the performers and the presenter were really passionate about Fado music. The guitarists and singers are very talented, and the port at the end of...More

Thank CEA63
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

An hour of singing and music by students, that cost 10 euros a person. Very nice, not too touristy, and a good explanation given to the music in both Portuguese and English. Worth the expense for the experience and history. From 6-7 pm

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How do I make a reservation?
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
Hello! How can i find out, what time and when concerts are going on? :)
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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31 January 2017|
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Response from Oscar D | Reviewed this property |
Ah se me olvidaba,los espectaculos de fado se hacen en Coimbra, en la universidad. Cuando uno comienza a bajar de ella, se encuentra una buena cantidad de restaurantes y tambien el teatro donde hacen las presentaciones de... More
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