Fado in Porto - Caves Calem

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Fado in Porto - Caves Calem

Fado in Porto - Caves Calem
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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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We loved it ! We tasted 2 port white and tawny 10 years. Great port near finish and depth not candy sweet. Fado was great
good selection of port €20 & up for a bottle in the gift shop.
Bought few bottles for Christmas and a reserve to keep !
Written 20 December 2021
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liz
Cheltenham, UK14 contributions
This place simply doesn’t live up to the reviews. It’s very rare that I write a poor review but I feel that on this occasion I must. Firstly the positives, the building is fabulous, seeing where the Port is stored is really interesting and the interactive style exhibits are good (if we had any time to explore them). The Fado music was okay, it was pleasant to sit and watch for a while but there wasn’t any real passion from the performers and being lovers of flamenco we found this a little dull and left early. The most disappointing element was the tour. It was only 10-15 mins long. The guide wasn’t very good at all. She spoke too fast, walked and talked so that those at the back of the group couldn’t hear and all in all we left feeling very underwhelmed. We were then given two glasses of port and some dry crackers and left to wait for 15 mins for the Fado to begin.
For €20 this wasn’t good value for money and I would recommend spending the day on a tour in the Douro if you want to learn about Port and this wonderful country.
Written 30 October 2021
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Hillary B
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Sep 2021
This show was a real highlight of our time in Porto. It started with a very informative tour of the wine cellars that explained how the wine is made. Then we went upstairs and enjoyed beautiful Fado singing from a male and female performer. We sampled 2 types of Calem wine and some nibbles. Portions of drink were quite generous. The show was the perfect length (not too long but not so short that you don't feel that you have got your money's worth). It was good value for money and we really felt that we had experienced the local culture. A must-do for anyone visiting Porto,
Written 26 October 2021
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Adventurer710662
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Oct 2021 • Couples
It was an absolute pleasure, time very well spent, beautiful performance and a great tour. I recommend Highly!
Written 19 October 2021
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Mark V
Salem, MA57 contributions
Oct 2021
There are many port tasting room tours to choose from, and this one really strikes a nice balance of information, atmosphere, and culture. While the tour can feel a bit rushed (they all do) the information presented about the making of port was really well done, and enhanced with visual effects that helped illustrate key points. To top it all off there is an amazing fado concert to accompany your tasting. If you only have time for one port house visit, this one is highly recommended .
Written 16 October 2021
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suirtean
Manchester, UK132 contributions
Oct 2021
Relaxed evening and good time keeping. We enjoyed the very informative tour of the Calem Cave. The guide who spoke English was most charming and positive about his task. We had knowledge fun and a good pace of presentation. We were then transported to the small but comfortable auditorium for our Fado music part of the tour.
The musicians were outstanding the singers were also excellent. There was a very warm and enjoyable experience. As we enjoyed the music as we watched the boats go buy outside on the Douro river. We enjoyed 2 types of port wine a white and a red and used the knowledge from out cave tour to appreciate.
The whole tour was 90 minutes approx. and was a perfect mixture for our pleasure. We would recommend this show and tour most highly.
Written 11 October 2021
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bqnproshop
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico5 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was better than expected! We had a great time during the tour and during the fado show... The musicians were excellent! The wine was so good! Would do it again!
Written 10 September 2021
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Rutger
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Aug 2021 • Couples
Interesting tour in the cellars, nice port and a great fado concert afterwards. A great evening, would certain recommend it.
Written 30 August 2021
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aussiprince
Ninove, Belgium11 contributions
Jul 2021
Very weak Fado-experience!
Fado singer quite bad!
Porto wine was deceiving and unsatisfactory!
Not to recommend
Written 4 July 2021
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FarAway10980170734
Dear Valued visitor, thank you for sharing your opinion about our Taste,Tour and Fado. We regret to learn that your experience has not been at your entire satisfaction. We hope to have a new opportunity to welcome you back and change this first impression.
Written 9 July 2021
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Sightsee816307
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After a brief but interesting walk through the Cálem Bodega with a lot of information on the production process of vinho do Porto, you will experience a nice 45-minute Fado show while you can Taste one white and one red vinho do Porto.
Written 28 August 2020
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