Casa-Museu Amália Rodrigues

Music Lisboa Antiga Amália Rodrigues (morceau - 1956)
Officially born on July 23, 1920 in Lisbon, Amália Rodrigues faced poverty for much of her life before success changed that in 1937.
Casa-Museu Amália Rodrigues
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“Fado is a feeling. You can’t explain Fado. You can feel it. It’s like love. We are in love, we can’t explain it.”

Amália Rodrigues in interview in the program Cinq colonnes à la une on May 5, 1967.

At the age of 17, Amália Rodrigues was spotted by Jorge Soriano, the director of the Casa do Fado. Although her family resisted her career as an artist for a while, the young woman soon joined the ranks of the Fado house.

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From 1937 to 1974, the singer was successful in her native country but also internationally. From Brazil to the United States, from France to Japan, the whole world discovered the Portuguese song thanks to the one nicknamed “the Queen of Fado”. She represents Portugal as a musician and actress and receives poets, musicians and composers in the large room of her house, which is now known to everyone. In 1968, she even recorded an album with Vinicius de Moraes, poet and key figure of contemporary Brazilian music.

In 1999, the diva died after having marked the world. Her last wish was to transform her house into a foundation, inviting the public to walk in her footsteps, in places that remain as she left them.


During her life, Amália Rodrigues recorded more than 170 albums.

Foundation Amália Rodrigues

This house with a yellow facade built in the eighteenth century was home to the world-famous Fado singer, Amália Rodrigues, for 44 years.

Converted into a museum since July 24, 2001, two years after the death of Amália Rodrigues, the building is a small masterpiece of architecture. Built on four levels, the residence has remained unchanged since the artist’s death. The garden at the back, with an area of 415 m2, has flower beds, pergolas and two prominent central trees.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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