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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
Phone Number: +351 21 343 0184
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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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Porto Sightseeing Tour at Night with Fado Performance
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Thus tour is aimed at tourists and is informative but homogenized. Mix in some port wine (alcohol) and it is fun. Our guide was more showman than docent and had his lines down... read more

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Haymarket, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Thus tour is aimed at tourists and is informative but homogenized. Mix in some port wine (alcohol) and it is fun. Our guide was more showman than docent and had his lines down pat. Well rehersed but not genuine. The Fado was very entertaining and we'll presented. The musicians were very professional. Calem callers produces 5,000,000 bottles of port yearly... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After our Port tasting we booked a separate Tasting and Fado in the same evening. A truly wonderful experience with even more and better quality port. Both male and female Fado exponents were so entertaining although the words were unrecognisable the emotions were so vivid we worth the visit

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Hotel booked the visit, I choose Calem because I really like that Porto. Visit is not too long, guide spoke good English, small tasting at the end but we not going there to get drunk. We like it, short and sweet(Porto).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

This was a very good tour followed by a port tasting during a Fado concert. It was a really nice way to experience two classic Portuguese experiences at the same time. Reasonably priced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

The Calem Caves are worth visiting if you're interested in how port wines are made. The tour is interesting, informative and a good length -- not too long or too short. Culminates in a port wine tasting, which also includes a Fado demonstration, a type of musical genre that is expressive in nature. A fun, unique way to spend an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Caters exclusively for tourists. The fado setting wasn't anything near authentic, and that was not the fault of the singer. One of the guitar players cheered (was possibly forced to) a couple of times with his portwine glass. So the whole tour (our guide acted somewhat like a tape recorder) in the cellar and the portwine tasting was arranged to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Whether it's an English Brewery, Scottish Distillery or Croatian Vineyard these tours are all fairly standard. 6 Euros gets you a informative guided tour of the museum spread out among the vats and barrels followed by a tasting of some of the ports on sale in the shop. The whole experience lasts around an hour unless you pay around 25... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Since I didn't know anything about Port I was highly satisfied with the tour and the guide. He didn't gave the impression of doing it on the automatic pilot. The fado afterwards was good. Since I'm not an expert I can't say anything about the quality of the Port , but I liked it. I can recommend this tour for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

In our 2 day ticket for the hop-on-hop-off buses of the yellow bus company also a ticket was included for the port wine cellars of Calem. We joined the English spoken tour that commenced a few minutes after we arrived and the check-in was very smooth. We first went into their museum telling about the history of port wines and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

If you don't know much about Port Wine - this is a perfect spot to learn about it - and the particular history of Port Wine. Nice guided tour (22 euros!!!) of the port wine cave of Caves Calem, which gives you a knowledgable guide, some nice audiovisuals, a GOOD wine tasting (who knew White Port or Blanco Port??) featuring... More 

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