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Casa da Guitarra

Avenida Vimara Peres 72, Porto 4000-544, Portugal
+351 22 201 0033
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Fado performances are not that easily found in Porto compared to Lisbon. I stumbled upon this place... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Katia259
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Sofia, Bulgaria
Fado at 6 - Fantastico

A great way to enjoy high quality music in an acoustically perfect place. Anna Margarita and the... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
jr532015
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Perth, Australia
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The Casa da Guitarra (The Guitar House) is a musical instruments shop specialized on traditional Portuguese string instruments with special emphasis on the Portuguese Guitar. All instruments are handcrafted in Portugal. The instruments are treated as works of art, giving the deserved prominence to the luthiers, their construction techniques and materials. It is a place for musicians, guitarists, luthiers, music lovers or merely curious, where the knowledge sharing is the common link. On a weekly basis, the Casa da Guitarra hosts free concerts, workshops, exhibitions or seminars.The shop is located at the heart of the city, Between the Se cathedral and Luis I Bridge.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Avenida Vimara Peres 72, Porto 4000-544, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Fado performances are not that easily found in Porto compared to Lisbon. I stumbled upon this place randomly and loved it - the fado performance was wonderful! The hall was just the right size -not big and not too small, around 30-35 people. They serve...More

1  Thank Katia259
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

A great way to enjoy high quality music in an acoustically perfect place. Anna Margarita and the musicians were superb. At 6pm it is a wonderful way to enjoy the music without necessarily going to a tourist restaurant late at night. Anna's voice is beautiful...More

1  Thank jr532015
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We walked past the music shop in the early afternoon and looked in. We then saw the programme for a Fado concert in the evening. We had tried to book a Fado dinner at a couple of restaurants but they were all fully booked so...More

2  Thank bfltd0
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This was great experience! People say "Fado is not sung, it happens" and I understood the meaning of the phrase after I've seen this performance. The fadista and both of the guitar players made me feel what they are singing and playing about: I could...More

1  Thank Anna M
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

We have been fans of fado for many years, and this performance lived up to our expectations. We were seated in a small upper room housing up to 40, and enjoyed an hour's performance with just a short break when port wine was served. The...More

4  Thank David W
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

The hour long recital consists of a female fado singer accompanied by 2 persons on the Portuguese guitar and fado guitar. There are a couple of duets as well. Nice variety of songs performed and there is a complimentary glass of Port wine served during...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

The shop is interesting too, but the real treasure here is the Fado in the evening. Cheapest place to listen to Fado, it was 14€ and a glass of great wine was also included

1  Thank Orsi P
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Professional, fun, quality....so worth making the effort to visit.... Classical guitars at their best!

1  Thank Honor-10
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Ribeira and didn't realize this store was at the upper bridge area so couldn't find it when we were looking for it but on our way back from a port cellar visit at Graham's took a cable car & crossed...More

3  Thank ishween S
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Booked the 6pm Fado concert in advance- to the amusement of the lady giving out tickets. Didn't need to but ended up with front row seats. Really fantastic singer and musicians. Nothing fancy but very good and just the right length and selection of songs...More

5  Thank burnhammildmay
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