Fado of Coimbra


Unique tradition!
All you need to know:

Schedule

Available everyday of the year, at 4pm, upon request of guide’s availability

Price

25€/person only the guided tour | 35€/person with live Fado Show and Port Wine Tasting | Minimum 2 participants or equivalent value

Meeting Point

Largo da Portagem – find our #Gowalksportugal Coimbra City Tours flag in the garden on the back of the statue

Delve into this Great Opportunity

As we walk through the medieval perimeter of the city, we will get to know about one of the most incredible traditions of Portugal: the Fado of Coimbra!

For many people who pass through Coimbra, more important than the Material Heritage constituted by the monuments and iconic buildings is the Intangible Heritage: the rituals and academic traditions, in a city which about 30% of the inhabitants are students!

Discover the importance of the “Song of Coimbra” during this pedestrian walk through the historic center, where we will discover that there are two types of Portuguese Fado and will visit enigmatic places such as houses where important poets and musicians lived while they were simple students of Coimbra. You will find out about the street serenades and the monumental serenades!

At the end of the guided tour you will also be able to watch a live Fado of Coimbra show, played by students and former students of the oldest University of the country, followed by some Port Wine tasting and a talk with these people that so many stories have to tell!

As we walk through the medieval perimeter of the city, we will get to know about one of the most incredible traditions of Portugal: the Fado of Coimbra!


Points of Interest

Largo da Portagem Almedina Arch Guitar of Coimbra “Tricanas” “Futricas” and Students Mondego River Legends of Coimbra Students Living and their Fraternities Museum of the Fado and Guitar of Coimbra Association “Fado ao Centro”

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