Lisbon Nightlife Tips by keeweechic Top 5 Page for this destination

Lisbon Nightlife: 197 reviews and 201 photos

4 more images
Traditional Dance - Lisbon
Traditional Dance Fado clubs Review

At many of the Fado clubs and restaurants you will be entertained by colourful attired dancers performing a variety of cultural dances from the different regions of Portugal.

Address: Lisbon

Theme: Dancing

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Aug 30, 2008
  • Send to a Friend
  • Report Abuse
Fado Music - Lisbon
Fado Music Fado clubs Review

Apparently there are two types of Fado music. Lisbon has the type that is always performed by a solo singer. Two guitarists, one playing melody on a 12 stringed Portuguese guitar and the other playing rhythm on a 6 string viola. The music and songs portray intense feelings of pain and sadness or love and longing. The word Fado comes from Fatum, a latin word which means fate.

While I don’t think I quite got into the Fado style of singing, I did enjoy the guitarist or guitarrista, he was very good. The Portuguese guitarra has a flat back and is shaped like a mandolin. It can have 8, 10 or 12 strings which are arranged in pairs. Sometimes the guitarra is decorated with inlaid mother of pearl. The other instrument accompanying the guitarrista is the viola which provides the rhythm backing.

Address: Lisbon

Theme: Live Music

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Aug 30, 2008
  • Send to a Friend
  • Report Abuse

keeweechic

“Travel is the greatest eye opener you will ever get.”

Online Now

Female

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 1 5

Badges & Stats in Lisbon

  • 159 Reviews
  • 370 Photos
  • 0 Forum posts
  • 5 Comments
  • 8,744PageViews

Have you been to Lisbon?

  Share Your Travels  

Latest Activity in Lisbon

Travel Interests

See All Travel Interests (5)

Top 10 Lisbon Things to Do

See All Lisbon Things to Do