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Porto: 4 Artists Fado na Baixa Performance with Port Wine

1. Porto: 4 Artists Fado na Baixa Performance with Port Wine

Four artists, male and female Fado singers and top musicians, open their hearts and invite you to get intimate with Fado in all its unique and different expressions. Immerse into the experience, with hand-picked personal testimonials in various languages, and see Fado up close and personal. Experience first, traditional Fado, a highly marketed and intense style from Lisbon, where it all began. Then, enjoy the stylings of the unique Portuguese Guitar while tasting a Tawny Port. Listen and witness the nuances of the Lisbon and Coimbra playing techniques. Discover the Coimbra Fado genre, completely unique to the Portuguese people and sung live by a male singer, a former student at the Coimbra University, as tradition demands. Then, in the fourth segment, discover Amalia Rodrigues, the queen of the Portuguese Fado. Watch how she transformed traditional Fado and brought unprecedented recognition. Finally understand how Fado survives and thrives through the years. Through different poetics, fusions with other musical genres, and honoring tradition, Fado is preserved, as you will see by the end of the show. Arrive early and informally get together with musicians and Fado singers as they arrive at the venue.

Porto: Ideal Clube de Fado Traditional Fado Show Ticket

2. Porto: Ideal Clube de Fado Traditional Fado Show Ticket

Meet a collective of professional Fado artists who share a passion for the pure and classic Fado and enjoy an intimate concert that combines all the aesthetics and authenticity of this music genre. There are two types of Fado shows: Every day at 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm, you will hear the pure Fado show dedicated to the most authentic tradition of classic Fado. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 9:00 pm, you will hear tributes to historic Fado artists and concerts dedicated to specific thematics such as love, "saudade", dark Fado, white Fado, etc... If you want, you can arrive at the venue early for the opportunity to chat with the musicians. Listen as they tell you about the different types of Fado and learn what makes this genre so special. During the concerts, you'll listen to a traditional music style that is far removed from the commercial Fado that is often found in tourist hotspots. This is the only venue in Porto which is fully dedicated to authentic and artistic Fado. This aproach is defined by improvisatio and it's a musical invitation to contemplate the nature of existence and to express joy and sadness in a celebration of life. During the concerts you will hear around 12 Fados and 2 instrumentals songs of portuguese guitar, an exquisite instrument that you must listen if you're coming to Portugal. Before the concert starts, you will be offered a glass of Port.

Porto: Cálem Cellar Tour, Fado Show & Wine Tasting

3. Porto: Cálem Cellar Tour, Fado Show & Wine Tasting

Fado is an important part of the collective Portuguese soul, born in the taverns of the 19th century and an iconic symbol of the Portuguese culture. This 75-minute program includes a visit to the Cálem wine cellars to learn about ancestral traditions. The visit is followed by a tasting of two port Wines (white and special reserve), which are served to you while you enjoy a Fado performance. The Fado performance features both male and female voices accompanied by traditional Portuguese guitar and classic guitar. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear to the music and experience the soul of the country.

Porto: Fado Show with Port Wine

4. Porto: Fado Show with Port Wine

According to Amália Rodrigues, the great fado singer, "The point is to feel fado. Because fado is not sung, it happens. It cannot be explained, only felt." The project "Fado by Casa da Guitarra" intends to offer to you the essence of this musical genre in an evening of enchantment and wonder. During the hour-long concert, you will come in contact with very unique Portuguese cultural elements - fado, Portuguese traditional stringed instruments, wine - all of which are deeply related with Portuguese history. The acoustic fado performance takes place in an intimate setting with a female leading singer, accompanied by a Portuguese guitar player and a guitar player (playing a viola de fado), who occasionally lends his voice to the fado songs. A traditional port wine will served during the interlude to round out your evening.

Porto: Live Fado Show with Glass of Port Wine

5. Porto: Live Fado Show with Glass of Port Wine

Learn about the uniquely Portuguese musical form of fado with a live show in the intimate surroundings of the Casa do Fado. Enjoy a glass of port wine as you hear more about this aspect of Portuguese identity, declared ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ by UNESCO. Be transported to the Porto of old with a trip to Casa do Fado, a project developed by friends who love the music genre. Choose between two Casa do Fado venues in the historic center of Porto: the Ribiera, a 19th-century cellar, or the Sé, a former guitar luthier workshop. Listen to outstanding musicians as they perform live in a venue with acoustics ideally set up for fado. Sip on a glass of port wine, the drink that Porto is famous for, as you hear more about the music and its origins.

3-Hour Porto by Night Tour with Fado Show & Dinner

6. 3-Hour Porto by Night Tour with Fado Show & Dinner

Discover the unique music style known as 'Fado' (a Portuguese word meaning destiny or fate) on this night tour in Porto. See sights like Clérigos Church and the charming Ribeira district. Savor a traditional Portuguese dinner while enjoying a 'Fado' show in a local restaurant.  Choose from a tour with hotel pickup in Porto or a tour with a centrally-located meeting point. See Porto’s city hall, the Clérigos Church and Tower, the Sao Bento Railway Station, the Dom Luís Bridge, and Ribeira as they are illuminated at night. Stop by a traditional restaurant in the city center to enjoy a dinner featuring Portuguese cuisine and to experience a 'Fado' show. Feel the thrill of this musical style that UNESCO has placed on the World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. After dinner your guide will pick you up at the restaurant and drive you back to your hotel.

Porto Night Tour with Dinner and Fado Show

7. Porto Night Tour with Dinner and Fado Show

See the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Porto illuminated for the night on a panoramic sightseeing tour after dark, and marvel at monuments from the ornate cathedral to the legendary port wine cellars. Learn more about the rich history and traditions of the city along the way. Listen to the melancholic songs of love, jealousy, misfortune, hopes and dreams at a fado dinner show in the historic city center. Experience a unique folkloric tradition of Portugal as you feast on excellent home cooking and sample tasty delicacies from the region.

Porto: Fado Show with Dinner and Transfers

8. Porto: Fado Show with Dinner and Transfers

Enjoy the convenience of pickup at your hotel in Porto, and then make your way through the city to experience an authentic folk culture of Portugal during dinner. Savor the classic flavors of Portugal at an authentic restaurant as you watch a traditional Fado show. With roots that can be traced back to the 1820s, the unique music genre is now one of the main cultural expressions of Portugal and must follow a traditional structure. Dine on regional produce, and lose yourself in the music. Songs often tell stories about the sea or the life of the poor with a sense of longing. Enjoy beautiful views of the city lights at night on the drive back to your hotel by van.

Porto: Night Tour with Traditional Dinner and Fado Show

9. Porto: Night Tour with Traditional Dinner and Fado Show

After being picked up at your hotel, start the tour by discovering Porto seaside during the summer, or the amazing views from Serra do Pilar during winter. Learn about the history and interesting stories of the city from your guide. Then, visit a traditional Portuguese restaurant in the heart of one of the most traditional neighbourhoods. Enjoy a delicious dinner followed by a Fado performance. Traditional Fado music is characterized by the lamenting expression of saudade to the sound of a guitar.  Before being taken back to your hotel, enjoy seeing some of the sights, streets, and landmarks of Porto by night.

Porto: Private Night Tour with Dinner and Fado Show

10. Porto: Private Night Tour with Dinner and Fado Show

After being collected from your centrally located hotel or accommodation, your local guide will lead you through the historical city center and introduce you to its most famed monuments on a panoramic tour. You will get the opportunity to see the wonderful hall of the city in Aliados Avenue, the São Bento train station, and the Clérigos tower, which at night is even more charming then usual. You will of course not miss the breathtaking Luís I bridge and it's beautiful landscape, with all of its lights being reflected on the water of Douro River below. You will then have dinner in one of the traditional restaurants of the city, while you hear a spectacle of "Fado" (Cultural and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO), which is traditional Portuguese music. This Portuguese cultural stand-out is usually sung by one person, and accompanied by a Portuguese guitar.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 853 reviews

A lovely show with excellent musicians. Venue was an old cellar with a beautiful arched ceiling and good acoustics. If you get there a early you’ll get the first seating choice and can sit near the front. We were about 10min early and were in the back but could hear and see pretty well. The port served was nice.

If you appreciate wine and fado, this is the evening for you!! Beautifully done! A lesson on Porto wine making and a relaxing time to sip and enjoy some of the classic fados.,

A beautiful setting and heart-felt performance made for a lovely evening! One of our favorite activities while in Porto!

Very relaxed session and outstanding musicianship and Singers on display, for lovers of live Music is a must

Wonderful musicians and singers. A surprising and entertaining show. I would recommend for all ages.