Fado - A story of thugs, whores and urban poetry

Mouraria was the cradle of fado, where some of its most legendary singers lived and performed, but also the urban setting for a great deal of its most memorable songs. Why this special relation of the vicinity with the national song and is it still lasting? In this you’ll get to now the stars, the hits and the very streets that became fado.

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2 to 3 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Private guide
    • Local guide
    • Professional local photographer guide
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic Beverages - This is a walking tour with no food or drink offers
    • Use of bicycle
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Snacks
    • Soda/Pop
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Escadinhas da Saude, Lisbon 1100-246 Portugal

    The big medieval wall, the steep staircase of the XIX th century and the recent lift - the very backbone of Mouraria quarter

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Socorro, Rua do Marques de Ponte de Lima, Lisbon 1100-337 Portugal

    The place of the big mosque later converted into a Jesuit centre, the very heart of the neighborhood. Vila Andrade is next door and has also connections with fado.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Monumento Mouraria Berco do Fado, Rua Capelao gather to nº1, at confluence with da Mouraria street, Lisbon 1100-341 Portugal

    Rua do Capelão, the cradle of fado, an incredible tiny street, full of history and legends concerning Lisbon song.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Casa Fernando Mauricio, Rua Joao do Outeiro Mouraria, Lisbon Portugal

    The streets where Fernando Maurício was born, lived and died. A start who never wanted to be a star, a legend of fado and Mouraria.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Capela de Nossa Senhora da Saude, Largo Martim Moniz, Lisbon Portugal

    A small church which is at the center of one one the most popular processions in Lisbon. It is also a symbol of resistance of fado and popular culture against the Estado Novo totalitarian regime that vowed to destroy Mouraria in the name of progress.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    R. da Mouraria 16, 1100-584 Lisboa, Portugal
    Return Detail :
    Centro Comercial Martim Moniz, R. da Palma, 1150-199 Lisboa, Portugal
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Lisbon Art & Soul

Activity ID: V-17131P13

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