Virtual Tours of the Fado Museum


Visitors to the website of the Fado Museum in Lisbon (www.museudofado.pt) can now enjoy virtual tours of the main fado areas, most notably the Alfama, Madragoa and the Bairro Alto districts of the capital.
The special section also provides information on fado concerts and exhibitions taking place in the city, along with details about individuals who produce the famous 12-stringed Portuguese guitar.
Fado received the Intangible Heritage of Humanity award from UNESCO, who described it as a ‘musical and lyrical expression of great versatility that strengthens the feeling of belonging and identity within the community of Lisbon, while its leading practitioners continue to transmit the repertory and practices to younger performers.’