Fado in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Clube de Fado

Clube de Fado hosts the cream of the fado crop in vaulted, dimly lit surrounds. Big-name fadistas performing here include Cuca Rosetta and Maria Ana Bobone, alongside celebrated guitarists such as owner Mario Pachec…
Fado in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

A Baîuca

On a good night, walking into A Baîuca is like gate-crashing a family party. It’s a special place with fado vadio, where locals take a turn and spectators hiss if anyone dares to chat during the singing. There's a €…
Theatre in Belém

Centro Cultural de Belém

CCB presents a diverse program spanning experimental jazz, contemporary ballet, boundary-crossing plays and performances by the Portuguese Chamber Orchestra. Buy tickets at the box office (11am to 8pm).
Jazz in Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

Hot Clube de Portugal

As hot as its name suggests, this small, poster-plastered cellar (and newly added garden) has staged top-drawer jazz acts since the 1940s. It's considered one of Europe's best.
Cinema in Marquês de Pombal & Around

Cinemateca Portuguesa

Screens offbeat, art-house, world and old films.
Fado in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Mesa de Frades

A magical place to hear fado, tiny Mesa de Frades used to be a chapel. It’s tiled with exquisite azulejos and has just a handful of tables. The show begins around 11pm. Skip the food (which is hit-or-miss) and stick…
Fado in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Parreirinha de Alfama

Owned by fado legend Argentina Santos, this place offers good food amid candlelit ambience; it attracts an audience that often falls hard for the top-quality fadistas (three singers and two guitarists per night, som…
Cinema in Marquês de Pombal & Around

São Jorge

The grand São Jorge is a traditional cinema.
Fado in Lapa & Alcântara

Senhor Vinho

Fado star Maria da Fé owns this small place, welcoming first-rate fadistas. Go for the fado (from 7pm) not the food, and feel free to refuse menu extras.
Theatre in Baixa & Rossio

Teatro Nacional de Dona Maria II

Rossio’s graceful neoclassical theatre has a somewhat hit-and-miss schedule due to underfunding. Guided tours on Mondays (except August) at 11.30am (€6).