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Fado in Porto - Caves Calem

Avenida Diogo Leite, 344 | Calem Cellars, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
+351 21 343 0184
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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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Avenida Diogo Leite, 344 | Calem Cellars, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
+351 21 343 0184
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a guided tour of the place. You can see the interactive museum and after a local guide will tell you the history of the famous Porto wine. You can also taste. No fado for us as we have visited in the morning, but...More

Thank Raducu L
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Well set up and convenient. Great spot to learn a little about port wine and to taste a couple of glasses. Good photo op as well.

Thank filebay
Reviewed September 13, 2017

It was part of your Yellowbus voucher to get there and taste wine so we took the English tour in the evening and you have 45 minutes in connected rooms with small activities like different odors of portos. Then they guide you through the cave...More

Thank Vanessa C
Reviewed September 6, 2017

We are not Fado officionados but we had wanted to hear Fado. Most places require eating then listening later at night. This was at 6:30 with a 30 minute overview of Port wine production since you are at Calem caverns. Then there was a 45...More

Thank RMJ42
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Caves are interesting, you can discover the history on how it's made. You get to taste 2-3 different wines, depending on your ticket type. Overall, the experience is quite short, the introduction is simple.. wines are good. Some snacks next to wine would be appreciated....More

Thank JuJubun
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

The introduction is very good with nice interactive graphics but too short and fast with almost no time for questions. The tasting is too poor. They say very little about the wines and just serve some salty crackers. They should improve the tasting experience with...More

Thank mariangelaclerici
Reviewed June 24, 2017

The reason I rated this tour average really comes down to value for money! I had researched the cellar tours and thought the Calem tour with Fado was a good way to tick both boxes. We turned up just before 6pm on a Saturday for...More

Thank StarTurn
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank James H
Reviewed May 16, 2017

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...More

Thank leffex
Reviewed May 14, 2017 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...More

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Response from musicpearls | Reviewed this property |
Monday to Saturday, 18h00 - 19h00... Be there at least 15 mins. before it starts! And enjoy - Ana Pinhal is an extraordinary performer! Regards