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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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Preserving a musical style

I enjoyed these musicians and their dedication to teaching others about Fado. They are preserving... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Very enjoyable, good length

This was an enjoyable experience. We got a brief history of Fado and examples of the different... 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 5 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed these musicians and their dedication to teaching others about Fado. They are preserving the tradition. I also appreciated the early concert time.

Thank Bonster1900
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was an enjoyable experience. We got a brief history of Fado and examples of the different styles. All the performers did a great job. I felt that it wasn't too long nor was it too short, just a good taste to see if you...More

Thank rebswifty16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great presentation, singers and players were excellent, very entertaining and emotional. The theater is small so you should buy the tickets in advance.

Thank Miriam H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a show introducing us to Fado, the traditional popular music of Portugal. Specifically Coimbra’s fado. They do a fantastic job keeping the audience engage as well as explaining the context and different themes Coimbra’s fado touches. You should make reservations as the seating...More

Thank rosalg02
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Most visitors were Portuguese people, so this is definitely not a tourist trap. They do make the effort in communicating in English as well however. Its better to reserve a seat i think, because the place was packed. After showing a short video about fado,...More

Thank Donald P
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit. Contrary to other posts, we felt that the ‘talking’ provided history and background. At the price of 10 euros it was the best bargain of the trip. Highly recommend

Thank funinmpls
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

This offers a great opportunity to hear fado in a small and intimate venue. The show is for just under an hour and is only €10 a person. The music and the voices of the singers were amazing. It was nice to hear an explanation...More

1  Thank Traveller376
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We enjoyed this venue so much last year when we visited Coimbra, that we returned this year while on vacation. Their performance is top notch, professional and educational! The talent is amazing and the location is lovely. We purchased one of their CD's this year...More

1  Thank Horsebabe41
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Worth seeing. It has a different history than the Fado in Lisbon and is all male. It is tied to the University. The show is about six "songs" long and doesn't take much time. It's a very cultural part of Portugal and should be respected...More

1  Thank Beachgalxo
Reviewed 20 October 2017

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

1  Thank Eric P
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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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