Fado Route

Visit typical fado neighbourhoods and discover unforgettable places.

Fado marialva

Happy fado with multiple references to the bullfighting tradition.

Fado menor

Fado that is melancholic, sad and nostalgic.

Fado vadio

An expression used for fado which is improvised, above all by amateurs and generally not for money.

Guitarra portuguesa

Fundamental to fado, the Portuguese guitar was once called the guitarra mourisca, or \"Moorish guitar\", because it resembled the lute introduced into the Iberian Peninsula by the Arabs in the 7th century. It consists of six pairs of strings and can be tuned in various ways, though the form which has fittingly endured for fado places the sharp strings first.


A traditional Lisbon quarter identified by some scholars as the possible cradle of fado; the place where Severa, a mythical figure in the world of fado, lived and died.