Adega Machado, the famous Casa de Fado, founded in 1937, located in Lisbon’s most charming district, Bairro Alto, was reinvented in June 2012.
The iconographic facade, of the plastic artist Thomaz de Mello, holds the eyes. After entering, it is lost in the admiration of the three floors through which photographic registers of existence and artistic images are distributed.
The main room, which can be peeked out by a lookout, protects the clients who settle in the folding of the letter that the space forms: a L. of Lisbon. The city is perceived in the song born in it, here sung, in this House of Fado with exterior doorways in the heart, in the buzz of passersby, in what you eat.
With a capacity for 95 people, the restaurant room has, in its design, served the following lines: comfort, privacy and space between customers’ desks.
The central area was reserved for the performances, between windows, in front of the painting of the painter José Dias Sanchez, place of the room since always adopted by the artists to position themselves after making use of the possible entries in this space. The atmosphere is welcoming, sophisticated and romantic.
In an intermediate floor, the wine cellar, seductive showcase, having the option to buy wines from the best regions.
Descending and passing a tunnel, one arrives at the Hall of Fadista, propitious to the conviviality between small groups, in exclusive environment, or several events.
Above, the Terrace, quiet haven for a glass, dripping nibbles, two fingers of conversation, from a pleasant late afternoon.