Adega Machado, the famous Fado House, founded in 1937, located in the typical district of Bairro Alto in Lisbon, has reinvented itself in June 2012.

The iconographic facade, work of the artist Thomaz de Mello holds the looks. After entering, you are lost in admiration of the three floors where are distributed photographic records of our history and tradition.

The main room, capable of peering through a porthole, protects customers who settle in the fold of the letter that the shape space, an L of Lisbon is easily sensed in song born in it, here sung, windows with shutters heart, the hubbub of passers-by, what you eat.

With capacity for 95 people, the restaurant is designed with the following lines in mind: comfort, privacy and space between tables for intimacy.

Reserved to the actions the central area, between windows, front of the painter of the picture José Dias Sanchez, which has always been quadraram artists. The environment results stylish, cozy and romantic.

An intermediate floor, the cellar, seductive showcase, with the option to purchase wines from the best regions.

Down and through a tunnel, one comes to the “Sala da Fadistagem”, perfect for small groups, unique environment, for various events.

Above, Terrace, quiet retreat for a glass of wine, snacks, a chat, or for a pleasant late afternoon.

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It briefly called “Green Berets” in 1937, but put another final name that has achieved national and international fame: Adega Machado.

Today you can find a fado house that pays tribute to its history, to the founders and to all those who added their personal and professional experiences to the memories that Machado Adega guard.

In fado, Amalia Rodrigues proved his affection for this house with two annual galas, the charismatic Fernando Maurício it has often another of them, Alfredo Joiner. Many more would be to name but still cite Manuel Fernandes, Francisco Carvalhinho, Raul Nery, Adelino Santos, Beatriz da Conceição, Maria Amelia Proenca, Maria da Fé and Mariza.

Also recorded famous visitors, from many quarters, and many have left testimonies of appreciation in an authentic collection of Honor books.

Imagine the Armenian philanthropists, generous Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian, the Count of Barcelona, Don Juan de Bourbon, King Umberto of Italy, Prince Andrew, the UK, and other state figures, the President of the Republic, Ramalho Eanes and only of the Republic of Brazil were four between Kubichek and Itamar.