Together with Coimbra, Lisbon is the hometown of Fado. What started as the perfect singing and playing in wine taverns today is everywhere from theaters to concert halls.
The two greatest Fado singers are Amália Rodrigues and Alfredo Marceneiro. From the new generations names like Camané, Mariza, Carminho and Kátia Guerreiro are the new ambassadors of Fado.
The best districts in Lisbon to feel Fado are Alfama, Bairro Alto, Bica, Madragoa, Sé and Mouraria.
While some restaurants continue to showcase great Fado singers and guitar players showing the true soul of Fado the majority became the perfect tourist trap.
A year after Fado was declared World's Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, the Fado Museum in Lisbon's Alfama District launched on November 27th a virtual roadmap including interesting and useful information related to Fado.
There is nothing better than going to the right places out of the travel guides. If you have lots of time start searching this new tool organised by Fado Houses, Events, Temporary Exhibitions, Guitar Makers and much more.