Fado in Oporto since 1968
In 1968, history was made because D. Heitor Gil de Vilhena made a pact with fado, thus appearing the cathedral of Fado in Oporto, the Casa da Mariquinhas.
The Casa da Mariquinhas is located in the heart of the city, in the typical district of Sé, in front of the Arco de Santana, immortalized by Garret and at the foot of the Sé cathedral.
With 50 years of history this mythical site exudes fado by the pores of the granite walls. Through here they passed and continue to pass all the great names of the national fado, without microphones, with the greatest intimacy and proximity to the public, make the Casa da Mariquinhas the ideal place to enjoy the best fado that the Oporto sings and plays,accompanied by the best traditional Portuguese gastronomy by the hand of the Chef. Sandra Santos and the best nectars of our Douro.
For those who come to Oporto it is an inescapable visit to this establishment recognized as of historical and cultural interest.
It´s in the walls that lives the memory of the house and the history of the tradition is told through posters, photographs and various memorabilia from fado performers.