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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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A very good experience

We went there in the evening at 6 when they have a tour with fado show. The ticket was 17€ per person. You start with a wine cellar tour. The guide introduces the wine of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lovesick A
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Ioannina, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there in the evening at 6 when they have a tour with fado show. The ticket was 17€ per person. You start with a wine cellar tour. The guide introduces the wine of the company and also gives information about which wine should be drunk with which kind of food etc. When the introduction ends, you pass to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour at Caves Calem is a must! Apart from teaching us loads about Port wine, our tour guide was a great fun. The caves are beautiful and the wine tasting session is great for you to actually learn (and try) different kinds of Port wine. Plus, you can the wine bottles for a cheaper price too!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those that have already been on tasting tours / cellar tours (as we had) the cellar tour was fine, although nothing new. The Fado show, on the other hand - was amazing. Very talented musicians, and wonderful singers. Calem cellars made for a very intimate setting, and made the show that much more enjoyable and personal. I highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very fortunate to attend the vist to Calem Caves Vinyard and listen to one hour concert of a nice Fado music. The Caves are very interesting for visitors to see the giant barrels of Porto brand wines and listen to the history of wine production in Portugal. Calem was awarded several times with the diplomas for its wines.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having experienced quite a few, practically identical, port tasting tours in our time at Porto we were looking for something slightly different. The opportunity to experience traditional Portuguese Fado while trying Calem port wines was a great way to add variety. We decided to skip the tour and opted for the port tasting and Fado only and we weren't disappointed.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Caves Calem is one of the best places to listen to Fado. Helpful staff and very well organized tour. We booked over the internet and we went there for a tour in the cellar with a well educated guide, than we tastes the wine while enjoying the great Fado music

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are numerous port houses offering tasting in Gaia. Calem provides an informative tour followed by a forty-five minute fado show while tasting a coupe excellent port selections. The music and acoustics were excellent. Other tastings paled in comparison to this package.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

A visit to Calem Port Cellars it's always fantastic, now with fado is outstanding. I absolutely recommend

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Booked this up (a tour in English) before we arrived in Porto using Viator. We checked the day before at Porto Calem, they had our reservation and they advised arriving at 6.15pm on the day to change our voucher for an actual ticket. The cellar tour starts at 6.30pm and ends up in a room sitting at benches. You are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 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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