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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
© José Frade
© José Frade
© José Frade

Fado Museum

  • Interventions:
  • João Santa-Rita
  • (1998)

Occupying the former Águas de Alfama Pumping Station, built in 1868 by Joaquim Pires de Sousa Gomes and Paiva Couceiro, it assumes a variety of needs and functions embracing externally the contrast between the different times of the building. In 2008, a new renovation transformed the exhibition circuit and adapted the spaces for visitors with limited mobility. This museum investigates, preserves, and promotes the singularities of this performing art, intangible heritage of humanity, that was born in the historic districts of Lisbon over 200 years ago. Hundreds of collections are gathered here, from performers and artists, professionals or amateurs, to figures who interpret, compose, build instruments, study and disseminate the history of Fado.


Largo do Chafariz de Dentro, 1
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Bus: 728, 735, 759, 794
Subway: Santa Apolónia

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