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Fado ao Centro

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An amazingly moving concert

We learned about this concert from some Americans staying at our hotel the Graça Real. It was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
cottonels
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Peterborough, Canada
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We loved the interpretation and the atmosphere. Good job in promoting Fado de Coimbra. The singers... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nai-Ine
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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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...more
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Rua de Quebra Costas n 7, Coimbra 3000-340, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We learned about this concert from some Americans staying at our hotel the Graça Real. It was highly recommended and it met expectations. It was held in a small hall in the medieval part of the city up a steep street. Fado music dates from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cottonels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the interpretation and the atmosphere. Good job in promoting Fado de Coimbra. The singers and guitarists were on point and the hostess spoke nice and clear

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nai-Ine
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Excellent! IT was extremely awesome. I didn't expect this kind of performance. I didnt know the Portugese guitar sounded this beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 8 December 2018

It was a good experience to attend Fado ao Centro in Coimbra. The music was nice and of good quality, and I especially liked the fact that there was an experienced fado singer former student in coimbra and a younger trainee in fado. It is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank clairett73
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Fado is the "soul music" of Portugal, with Coimbra fado being unique. The venue is small but not intimate. There is no food, and only one small port after the concert. This isn't much of a problem, since there are excellent places for tapas, food,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jamesafoster
Reviewed 26 November 2018

so we did not see the fado in Lisbon and decided we liked the performance style here-no food or drinks ( but yes a free port!) small seating area and a ticket is needed ( 10 eur). you might get in without buying in advance-especially...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank oots412
Reviewed 16 November 2018

What a great intimate fado concert! The musicians are local, and give a lot of historical context of fado in Coimbra. They hang around after the concert, and you can ask them questions or just chat. Everything is presented in both Portuguese and English. Don't...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vanessa_rossi
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

I was very lucky to find a ticket for yesterday's show as it was full, as I believe it is most of the time as it was very good. Small place so you can see everything perfectly, really good explanation about the history of Fado...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank carinamp
Reviewed 1 November 2018

This place was recommended by the hotel host and it has become one the best memory I had in Coimbra. The show was amazing with 2 Fado singers and 2 musicians playing guitar & traditional instrument. The host of the show would speak in both...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tnyachang2013
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Traditional Fado with 2 musicians, a Fado guitar and a traditional guitar backup, and two singers. Music derived and modified over a hundred years, Coimbra style. Traditionally all male, the fantastic performance was accompanied by a historical silent slide show on a screen behind the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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bonbon33333
28 April 2016|
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Response from Hazel C | 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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