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#9 - LISTEN TO THE MELANCHOLIC SOUNDS OF FADO

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Fado, Lisbon


Thanks to a new generation of young artists gaining international recognition such as Mariza (who won Best European Act of the BBC Awards for World Music in 2003), Fado has been revived.

The country's melancholic sound was born in Lisbon's old quarters, where there are several taverns and fine dining restaurants known as "Fado houses" with both amateur and professional performers.

Although many of these places are packaged specifically for tourists, the most authentic ones (found in Alfama) should be part of your Lisbon experience.

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Top 10 Lisbon Experiences


  1. TRAVEL BACK TO THE GOLDEN AGE OF DISCOVERY
  2. HUNT FOR REAL TREASURES: THE MONUMENTAL TILE PANELS
  3. BAR-HOP 'TIL YOU DROP
  4. CONTEMPLATE A FABULOUS VIEW
  5. ENJOY THE RIDE ON VINTAGE TRAMS
  6. GET LOST IN MEDIEVAL ALFAMA
  7. GO ON A DEEP-SEA ADVENTURE
  8. INDULGE IN SIMPLE PLEASURES
  9. LISTEN TO THE MELANCHOLIC SOUNDS OF FADO
  10. WATCH YOUR STEP AND NOTICE THE ART AT YOUR FEET

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