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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
Maria Teresa de Noronha

17 September, 1918 - 05 July, 1993


Rehearsed by the Portuguese guitar player Fernando Freitas and the Spanish guitar player Abel Negrão, she started a bimonthly show at Emissora Nacional, presented by Dom João da Câmara, composed by four fados and a guitar performance, which stayed on for 23 consecutive years, until the day the fado singer decided to retire from the artistic life, in 1962.

Other Documents about Maria da Fé


Fado Guide
Fado in the Streets of Lisbon
The Museum on Social Media


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