Fado in Porto - Caves Calem

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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N_Tzempelikos
Cambridge, UK47 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
The wine cellars tour was ok but not very informative - essentially was a promotion of the company's products - and the group of visitors was too large, we could hardly hear/ see the activities. The Fado show was a poor experience - The musicians were good but the the show was essentially a kindergarten with many screaming kinds, it was just undoable to enjoy the ambience of the show. Of course kids will be kids, but the service providers did not care at all to mitigate/ control the problem. We asked to change seats but the answer was 'no', in a very rude manner. Overall, a bad experience and a poorly organised tour/ event.
Written 27 November 2023
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Alcina M
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Couples
Excellent guide tour, the host made our experience very pleasent. She also explained what we would drink beforehand. The fado was amazing, two singers 10 songs in total. Very pleasent and engaging. We had a wonderful time, recommended!
Written 27 November 2023
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Jojo
62 contributions
This was an excellent experience, a short but informative tour of the port cellars led by a very knowledgeable guide, followed by 2 glasses of port which had already been described by the guide so we knew what we were drinking. The Fado singers and guitarists were excellent and overall this was a fantastic evening.
Written 20 November 2023
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Luis A
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Friends
The fado show at Calem was a truly memorable experience. The combination of soulful, melancholic melodies and the rich taste of local wines created a captivating and immersive atmosphere. The talented musicians conveyed deep emotions through their performances, making it a must-visit for anyone seeking an authentic Portuguese cultural experience.
Written 24 October 2023
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Sima Z
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
We enjoyed the performance. It was just right time. We came to Porto first time and were interested in porto wine cellar tour with tasting during Fado concert. we were not disappointed.
Written 23 October 2023
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Ronwol
Los Angeles, CA439 contributions
The visit the Calem was very informative and delicious port samples, both white and red. The show had a female and male singers. Both were very good and less melancholic then the typical traditional Faldo.
Written 20 October 2023
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Anonya C
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Oct 2023 • Couples
The English guided port tour was fast and very poorly run. We took it on October 5th, 2023. It seemed not like a wine tour but multiple groups being herded like sheep. At one point, it was so crowded that we got lost and followed a different group. We missed half of the tour because the lady guide just ran through the explanations and if you were at the back you could not listen. When we went to the tasting room again there were multiple tables with no explanations of the wine we were tasting. There were only 2 wines, one tawny and one red ( instead of the four port varieties) that we were expecting. Not only this, even though we had got our tickets from Calem directly and well in advance, we were put at the back and could hardly see the singers. Our entire experience was ruined due to the way we were treated, as if we were on a manufacturing belt. It was disappointing to say the least and ruined our evening.
Written 5 October 2023
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Robert T
Cardiff, UK14 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Fantastic experience. Wine cellar tour was interesting and the fado music was brilliant. 2 ports were given. A bit on the small side. Would have like an option to even purchase a glass to drink whilst watching the fado
Written 5 October 2023
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Kim Y
4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The Fado show was good. It is something you should experience while in the Porto area, and gives you an idea of some of their history and culture.
Written 5 October 2023
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Christopher C
3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
The wine cellar: poor guided, fast (didn’t give us time to learn anything).
Wine tasting: zero information. I didn’t even know what I was drinking exactly.
Fado show: wow. The only great thing in the evening. Great singers and great guitar players!!!
Written 24 August 2023
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Carlos G
Dear costumer, Thank you very much for your recent visit and for taking the time to share your experience. We are sorry that your recent visit did not fully meet your expectations and would like to apologize for any inconvenience. We appreciate your comments and will share with our team so that we can continue improving our services. We hope you choose to visit us again, so we can show you our true level of service. Best regards
Written 11 September 2023
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