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Fado

Fado in Chiado is a live fado show, a great way to learn about the grass roots culture of this fascinating city. The Chiado, known as the Montmartre of Lisbon, is an elegant and bohemian neighbourhood located between the quarters of Bairro Alto and Baixa Pombalina, centred around the Praça do Chiado and the main arteries of Largo do Carmo where you can see the ruins of the church of the same name, and the Rua Garret. It was completely rebuilt after a massive fire in 1988. The area occupies a special space in Portuguese culture and is one of the most important and traditional areas of old Lisbon. The Theatro is the heart of this soulful neighbourhood, a place where, every day for an hour, you can hear and feel the sound of the soul of a people through live singing and guitar music, while you contemplate images of the past of this fascinating city. The sober staging and eager voices of young Fado singers and performers of the Portuguese guitar make this an ideal venue to enjoy this soulful music. It is said that the Fado is the place where the Portuguese national traits of saudade (longing), pride, hope and resignation come together in a musical style of which Amália Rodrigues was perhaps the most important figure. For these unique features, Fado has now been listed by UNESCO as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO). Discover Fado in Chiado and touch the soul of Lisbon. Fado in Chiado is a live fado show, a great way to learn about the grass roots culture of this fascinating city. The Chiado, known as the Montmartre of Lisbon, is an elegant and bohemian neighbourhood located between the quarters of Bairro Alto and Baixa Pombalina, centred around the Praça do Chiado and the main arteries of Largo do Carmo where you can see the ruins of the church of the same name , and the Rua Garret,. It was completely rebuilt after a massive fire in 1988. The area occupies a s Meeting/ Pick up point: Cine Theatre Gymnasio Chiado. Duration: 1 hour. Start or opening time: 7pm.