Fado is meant to be felt,
not understood,
or explained.
- Amália Rodrigues

An interactive museum to see, hear and feel Fado - Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Discover centuries of history and personalities that still reinvent and keep this heritage alive today. Visit us.

Get to know who sings, who plays and the history that unites all of us.

Personality of the Week
Manuel Fernandes

9 December, 1921 - 20 May, 1994


Manuel Fernandes had a very active professional and diversified life, performing on fado houses, the radio and, after the inauguration of RTP, on TV. He toured on the Portuguese islands, Angola, Mozambique, France, Brazil, England, South Africa, U.S.A. and Canada.

Posters of Ercília Costa


Fado Guide
Fado in the Streets of Lisbon
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