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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 Show in Porto Cálem Wine Cellars Including Wine Tasting and Visit
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

nice organization, nice wines! we enjoy a lot and get a bit drunk! hahahah we visited the cave with a clear explenation of all the grapes, wine, ageing process the guide was soo professional! brava

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has to be a winning combination! Our first experience of fado music, we loved it, the atmosphere in the caves enhanced it and the port was delicious! It's located just down below the Palacio da Bolsa, a very small entrance. Would return if in...More

Thank Mo J
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Combine wine tasting with a Fado concert and let yourself taken away in Portuguese dream. This was an interesting visit as well. A little less focus on the caves and the production process but more high level. The guide was good fun and it was...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Excelente wine tasting in a place with history that goes back century's ... Then listening to Portugues tradicional music Fado .

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

As an overall experience in learning something new about port, this had to be one of my favorites caves As a group of English speakers catering to an international group we had this wonderful guide named Tiago, (sounded like Diego but it was Tiago). Tiago...More

Thank Chantal W
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

This is a very enjoyable tour where I learned a great deal about Port wine. The guide spoke English very well and was knowledgable. We saw real wooden casks (which were much larger than I expected). At the end of the tour, we samples 4...More

Thank Leann C
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 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 Laura S
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Reviewed 20 September 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.

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Reviewed 13 September 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
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Reviewed 6 September 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
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Monday to Saturday, 18h00 - 19h00... Be there at least 15 mins. before it starts! And enjoy - Ana Pinhal is an extraordinary performer! Regards
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