Fado na Baixa

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Fado na Baixa offers a concert in a small auditorium where live music coexists with an exclusive documentary about Fado (translated into Spanish, French or English with audio-guides). It is a musical and didactic experience and is the only regular event in Porto where Coimbra Fado is also sung.

Tickets cost 19€ (includes a glass of port) and the one-hour show is performed every day at 6:00 pm.

What to Expect

As usual for a Fado concert without dinner, Fado na Baixa proposes a one-hour show in the late afternoon with the offer of a glass of port.

The concert takes place in a building near Ribeira do Porto where the granite walls host a small and cozy auditorium.

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The show explores the different manifestations that Fado had throughout its history and is divided into five parts: Traditional Fado, Portuguese Guitar, Coimbra Fado, Amália Rodrigues, and Present.

Each one begins with an excerpt from a documentary in which we hear stories from Fado personalities that help us to better understand what the artists will present. In each part two songs are interpreted.

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Note that here, unlike the other places, you will also have the opportunity to hear Coimbra Fado. This style, strictly speaking, is called Coimbra Song. It is associated with the university students of this city and is very distinct from Fado, which was considered Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Where is it?

Fado na Baixa is located in Rua de S. João 99, 4050-553 Porto, near the Porto riverside.

Is this Fado experience for me?

If, in addition to Fado, you want to hear Canção de Coimbra (often called Fado de Coimbra), this is the only option. In addition, if, along with the music, you value a didactic experience, through the documentary integrated into the show (translated with audio-guides), this show is for you.

But if you want to hear Fado without dinner in a more informal way and without a documentary between songs, take a look at Ideal Clube de Fado show.

If you are looking for a place to listen to Fado at night and during dinner, click here to see the places with Fado and dinner.

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