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Porto: Live Fado Show with Glass of Port Wine

1. 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 three Casa do Fado venues in the historic center of Porto: A Casa do Fado - Ribeira, a 19th-century cellar, A casa do Fado - Sé, a former guitar luthier workshop, A Casa do Fado - São João Novo, located in the old pantries of the Convent / Church of São João Novo, dating from the end of the 16th century and located under the sacristy of the Church. 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.

Porto: Fado Na Baixa Live Performance with Port Wine

2. Porto: Fado Na Baixa Live 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: Fado Show with Port Wine

3. Porto: Fado Show with Port Wine

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, and Port wine - all of which are deeply related to Portuguese history. The fado performance takes place in an intimate setting with usually one or two singers, accompanied by a Portuguese guitar player and guitar players (playing a viola de fado). A traditional port wine will be served during the interlude to round out your evening and an illustrated postcard will be offered, containing some explanation about the essence of Fado. It is advisable to arrive 10 minutes early.

Porto: Cálem Cellar Tour, Fado Show & Wine Tasting

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

Embark on a guided tour of the Cálem Cellars in Porto, enjoy wine tasting and an entertaining live Fado show. Listen and dance to Portuguese music as you get tipsy and enjoy an unforgettable night. Immerse yourself in Portuguese culture and listen to Fado, folk music that originated in Lisbon in the 18th century, also known as the Lisbon blues. Fado is an important part of Portuguese culture. Head to the Caves Cálem winery and embark on a guided tour of the facilities to learn about the history and traditions of port wine production. At the end of your tour, sample 2 port wines, a white port, and a special reserve. As you sip your wine, take in a live Fado performance, a style of music born in the taverns of the 19th century that has become an essential part of Portuguese culture. The performance features male and female vocalists accompanied by a traditional Portuguese guitar and a classical guitar. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the music and experience the country's soul.

Porto: Intimate Fado Concert Ticket with a Glass of Wine

5. Porto: Intimate Fado Concert Ticket with a Glass of Wine

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: Spiritus Multimedia Show Admission Ticket

6. Porto: Spiritus Multimedia Show Admission Ticket

Step into an immersive artistic experience with this ticket to Spiritus, an audiovisual experience which pairs light, music, and architecture the Clérigos Church in Porto. Admire how this religious location is transformed during this show which was created by OCUBO. Show your ticket at the door to the church and step into this 18th century Baroque building which boasts a 75-meter-tall bell tower. Take in the abstract look and intense soundtrack of the church's architecture as it is filled with visual poetry, light, and music. See how this multimedia, nighttime show expands on the poem “In the end, the best way to travel is to feel,” by Álvaro de Campos. Feel the beauty of life and reflect upon your place in this world.

Porto: Live Fado Show, Port Wine, and Dinner at Fonseca

7. Porto: Live Fado Show, Port Wine, and Dinner at Fonseca

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable sensorial experience at Fonseca Port Wine Cellars. Begin your experience at 7pm, with a guided tour of the Cellars and tasting session. Here, you will discover about the 200-year-old history of Fonseca, and you will learn about the production process of Port Wine, from its origin in the Douro Valley to its aging in the cellars. This visit will end with a special tasting of the Siroco, an iconic dry white Port wine from Fonseca. The activity is followed by a special and intimate dinner, amidst the casks and vats, where the mythical Fonseca Port wines age. The dinner includes three traditional Portuguese dishes, prepared by some of Porto’s most talented chefs, and is accompanied by the sound of one of the greatest symbols of Portuguese culture - Fado.

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

8. 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 the meeting point location or to your hotel (if selected).

Porto Night Tour with Dinner and Fado Show

9. 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: Night Tour with Traditional Dinner and Fado Show

10. 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.

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The Fado show was excellent! All in all about 9 songs (3 by a male singer, 3 by a female and 3 duet) all accompanied by 2 guitars. We were in Lisbon last year and fado is way more popular there. More difficult to find a good show in Porto. We had booked the event for the music and were happily listening for ~ one hour. The tour prior to the show was great as well and very informative. But you need to make sure to stay close to the guide as the groups are pretty large. Also as this tour is part of the yellow bus 48 hour pass as well.

Lovely cultural experience while in Porto! Sold out show that was very organized, punctual and accommodating. The singers and the band were phenomenal. To top it off, there was an (optional) Port wine tasting to fit the mood!

Great show. Excellent explanation to begin, nice glass of port (or bottle of water, if you prefer), and amazingly talented musicians/singers. Highly recommended!

What an amazing night. And don't worry if you don't speak the language, it's just as beautiful to listen to without knowing the story.

Excellent performance, traditional fado at its best!