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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
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Groups a relatively big. Having read earlier reviews O waa prepared for rhe worst. Our guide was a youg enthousiastic student. Not really the standard jokes and not making the impression she was bored. Lifely explanation and tour. Interactivr museum was nice too. We tasted...More

1  Thank Ton J
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Perhaps it depends on the night you go? We booked ahead for the 6:30 Fado. We were under the impression that it was to be a small group experience? We were rushed through a quick tour and led into a room with around 200 people....More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

We pre-booked this as Calem seemed to be a popular Port House and we wanted to experience a Fado in the short time that we were in Porto. Unfortunately this was by far our worst experience of the whole trip. The port samples which were...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

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 26 May 2018

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 19 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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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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