O Forcado | History

The Restaurant "O Forcado" is situated in the heart of Lisbon in Bairro Alto. Opened in June 1967, the godmother is Amália Rodrigues.

The "O Forcado" name means a member of a group of men that performs the “face catch" and take the bull on the final event in a typical Portuguese Bullfighting.

It is decorated with bullfighting motifs and very old tiles.

On the walls there are frameworks of Bullfighting made by the great painter Domingos Saraiva.

In almost half a century of existence where many great Fado artists like Filipe Pinto, Antonio Rocha, Tristão da Silva, Fernando Maurício, Francisco Martinho and for 28 years guitarist Jorge Fontes.