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Fado in Porto - Caves Calem

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Address: Avenida Diogo Leite, 344 | Calem Cellars, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
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Fado in Chiado is a live Fado show – an excellent way to discover culture...

Fado in Chiado is a live Fado show – an excellent way to discover culture and the city.Fado is Portuguese and was born in Lisbon. It was adopted by Portuguese culture and is now a symbol of Portugal, with a strong tradition in the historic districts of Lisbon.The hour-long Fado in Chiado show features talented artists – a singer and two musicians (Portuguese guitar and classical guitar) – performing Fado and the music that makes it the national song. The live performances are accompanied by images of unique must-visit locations in Lisbon. It is said that Fado combines nostalgia (saudade), Portuguese pride, hope and conformism in a musical style epitomised by Amália Rodrigues. On account of these unique characteristics, Fado has now been declared part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.Fado in Chiado takes place daily* in the very centre of Lisbon. The hour-long show is the ideal suggestion for seeing live Fado and then taking advantage of the night to discover more of the city.

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Guided tour about port wine + fado

I was on a guided tour about port wine making and afterwards we heard a live Fado concert performed at Cálem wine cellars in Porto and enjoyed the tastes of a white and a special... read more

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Pietarsaari, Finland
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really, don't bother. It's the first one of the many port houses after you cross over from Porto old town.

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Pietarsaari, Finland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on a guided tour about port wine making and afterwards we heard a live Fado concert performed at Cálem wine cellars in Porto and enjoyed the tastes of a white and a special reserve port wine served during the performance. The performers were fantastic.

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Warszawa, Polska
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The worst fado experience I could have ever imagined. Total loss of money for the "fado" concert which resembles a rural wedding party rather than a real sentimental fado music show. Guitar players are great but vocalists might be a bit better. Next time I'm in Portugal I'm ready to spend even 80€ in order to avoid this tourist trap... More 

Thank mschickensoup
Bremen, Germany
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the Tour through the caves - the Guide, Serge, was enthusiastic telling about history, production of Porto wine and how to taste the wine. White Porto was quite nice. Also the fado Show after was great! Recommend!

Thank Ulrike W
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had a great time on this tour. Our guide was very good and it was really interesting to hear the history of port with good music and fantastic port to finish the evening off!

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Had an interesting hour or so drinking port, enjoyable place with plenty of character. Would return!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

I visited in February and we walked in around midday without an appointment and only had to wait about 10 minutes for a tour in English (port tour only, no Fado). Tickets were a very reasonable £6 per person and included a tasting of two ports (which were delicious!). The guide was knowledgeable and the tour was interesting. I would... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

It was a good experience. I visited twice and it's worth a visit. Good activity to do in Porto. Interesting information about wine making and you get to taste 2 types of wine at the end. Fantastic to have wine tasting together with the Fado playing.

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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Because we were there in the low season, we were lucky enough to be alone with the tour guide who was amazing when explaining the Porto production process. Very interesting and worth-while. You could tell the gentleman was passionate about what he was explaining.

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Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

Very good songs and atmosphere where one can enjoy the real fado and also the cellars unique environment. Guided visit to the cellar and wine tatsing is also included what makes it a great plus!

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