Secretive Lisbon and Heartbreaking Fado Music | My Family Travels

Lisbon is one of Europe’s best kept secret destinations. And the Fado music will break your heart. Let it. You’ll never suffer so beautifully!

Exotic, coastal, full of winding streets and terrific cafes, Lisbon’s Al Fama district is mysterious and romantic, and nothing says Lisbon more than this plaintive Fado music, tales of Fado singers’ lost loves and unrealized dreams.


In Lisbon, you’ll sit at small tavernas and neighborhood cafes watching them spring to life. Hidden doorways and narrow alleyways twist and turn around old churches, crumbling castles…and passionate lovers in archways.

The riverbanks are lined with fishing boats and fresh fruit and vendors. Lisbon and Portugal are very far from homogenized Europe and it’s one of the most tolerant capitals on the continent.

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