As we walk through the medieval perimeter of the city, you 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 you 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 this guided tour you will also be able to witness 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!
Available every day of the year except 25th December and 1st of January
Available from 2 to 10 participants – this is not a private tour! If you wish to request a private tour, we’ll be glad to welcome you (please see our Tailored Tours for Customized & Private Services)
Largo da Portagem • Almedina Arch • Statue of the Coimbra’s Guitar • “Tricanas”, “Futricas” and Students • Panoramics over the Mondego River • Legends of Coimbra • Students Living and their Typical Houses • Museum of the Fado and Guitar of Coimbra • Association “Fado ao Centro”
Go Walks Portugal expert guiding services, entrance in the Fado ao Centro Association with 1h of Live Show and Port of Honor, insurances and VAT.