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Fado in Porto - Caves Calem

Address: Avenida Diogo Leite, 344 | Calem Cellars, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 343 0184
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Fado in Chiado is a live Fado show – an excellent way to discover culture and the city.Fado is...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Music was great and food & drink were acceptable. Located in the old port area of Porto, which is very interesting by itself (better in daylight).

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We took the 6.30 tour of the Calem port caves, which included 30 mins of Fados whilst tasting great Port. Very enjoyable!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Fado,Portugese blues, is one of the many fabulous things about Portugal and is a must attend. If you look in bars and cafe's you will see notices advertising Fado performances. Make sure you go! It's not necessary to pay to see Fado we attended two very good free concerts.

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Fado is not a strong point of Porto as its more common for Lisboa and Coimbra and there You can find better places to enjoy Fado ( like A Capella fado house in Coimbra) . Experience generally nice , but bit too tourist orientated ...

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

During my stay in Porto there was a Fado festival. Everywhere in Gaia there where stages with Fado singers and also the best guitar players for fafo.

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