Our Top 5 Authentic Fado Restaurants In Lisbon

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This blog post was originally posted on November 25, 2018 and was updated on September 29, 2020.  Give your senses a treat and visit a fado restaurant in Lisbon. It doesn’t matter if you go alone. You can also call some friends and head out in a group. Regardless, the chatting stops once the lights dim. […]

5 Things You Need to Do When Visiting Lisbon in September 2019

Enjoy a fabulous seafood meal out on a sunny terrace in Lisbon in September.

Lisbon in September is that time of year when school’s in but summer is not quite out yet. Summer in Lisbon lingers well into September, with days that are still long enough for al fresco drinks and weekend trips to the beach.  It won’t start feeling like fall for another month or so, and throughout […]

8 Places Where You Can Listen to Free Fado in Lisbon

Tasca do Chico is one of the best places to listen to free fado in Lisbon.

So you want to listen to fado, but all you see are overpriced shows in touristy restaurants? Don’t worry, free fado in Lisbon exists, and you don’t have to look hard to find it! You’ve seen the sights, tried the best pastéis de nata, and even dipped your toe into Portuguese wine, but you’re still […]

What is Fado & 6 Places Where You Can See It In Lisbon

Looking for the best fado in Lisbon? At Mascote da Atalaia you can listen to different fadistas every day, like Joana Melo pictured here.

In Lisbon, everything stops when fado is on. Silence rules the room, the lights dim, and only then the show begins. Fado isn’t just a traditional music style—it’s an emotional experience. It’s hard not to feel touched by the vibrant performances of fadistas (fado singers), even without grasping the lyrics. Walk into the neighborhoods of […]