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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 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.

Porto: Fado Show with Port Wine

2. 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: 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: Tour and Tasting of 3 Port Wines at Poças Cellar

4. Porto: Tour and Tasting of 3 Port Wines at Poças Cellar

Your wine-tasting tour will start with a guided visit to the aging cellar, where distinguished wines have been maturing for more than 100 years. Here, you’ll get to know what makes Port wine so special and learn all about the place where it’s made, the Douro Valley.  Next, you’ll take a walk to the tasting room, where a harmonized sample of three different Port wines awaits your palate. As you sample the wines, learn about which foods pair well with Port wine and discover unique Port styles you might not have tasted before. Before the experience is over, you'll also have the chance to buy your favorite Port wines in the winery's store to enjoy them in the comfort of your home.

Porto: Fado Show, Musician Meet-and-Greet, and Port Wine

5. Porto: Fado Show, Musician Meet-and-Greet, and Port Wine

Meet a collective of professional Fado artists who share a passion for traditional Fado and enjoy an intimate concert that combines all the aesthetics and authenticity of this music genre. 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. Before the concert starts, you will be offered a glass of Port. During the concert, 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. You will hear 9-10 Fados and 2 instrumentals songs. Defined by improvisation, Fado is a musical invitation to contemplate the nature of existence and to express joy and sadness in a celebration of life.

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

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

While you’re visiting Portugal make sure to find an opportunity to listen a very unique music style known as fado, which is actually a Portuguese word meaning destiny or fate. There’s no other style like it in the world, and UNESCO has placed it on the World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. On this 3-hour tour, in addition to discovering fado, you’ll also discover the fascination of Porto by night, experiencing just how unique it is. See how impressive and majestic the city’s sights are when they’re illuminated after dark. You’ll see Porto’s city hall, the Clérigos Church and Tower, the Sao Bento Railway Station, the Dom Luís Bridge, Ribeira, and more. Stop by a traditional restaurant in the city center to enjoy a dinner featuring Portuguese cuisine and to experience a fado show. After dinner your guide will pick you up at the restaurant and drive you back to your hotel.

Porto: 4 Artists Fado na Baixa Performance with Port Wine

7. 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: Frida Kahlo, The Life of an Icon Exhibition

8. Porto: Frida Kahlo, The Life of an Icon Exhibition

Learn about one of the most influential artists of all time with this brilliant multimedia production. Historical photographs and original movies will guide you through different sounds and environments, reproducing moments in the life of Frida Kahlo, and showing the story behind the icon. This experience is divided into two distinct stages. In the first, walk by several artistic installations, experience virtual reality, and create your own customized Frida model. In the second, immerse yourself in a 360º audiovisual show displaying some of the most unique moments from the artist’s personal life. You'll walk away fascinated by the life of Frida Kahlo, whose rebellious spirit and talent still inspire women of all ages due to her strength and unique personality.

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: Tour & Tasting at Poças: 2 DOC Douro & 2 Port Wines

10. Porto: Tour & Tasting at Poças: 2 DOC Douro & 2 Port Wines

Your 1-hour wine-tasting tour will start with a guided visit to the aging cellar, where distinguished wines have been maturing for more than 100 years. Here, you’ll get to know what makes Port wine so special and learn all about the place where it’s made, the Douro Valley.  Next, you’ll take a walk to the tasting room, where a harmonized sample of three different Port wines awaits your palate. As you sample the wines, you’ll learn about which foods pair well with Port wine from your expert guide and discover unique Port styles you might not have tasted before. Finally, before the experience is over, you'll also have the chance to buy your favourite Port Wines in our store to enjoy them in the comfort of your home.

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What people are saying about Porto District

The show was wonderful, we enjoyed it very much the guitarists were great and the singer was excellent, we received a good explanation about the roots of the fado music and songs, the place itself has unique atmosphere and acoustics, a lovely glass of port wine was the icing on the cake, most recommended

This was my highlight of the whole trip to Porto. The dinner and ambience and service and music were all top class. It was a smaller restaurant with dim lighting and well decorated, leading to an intimate show with excellent view of the action for all.

This was a unique experience to listen to traditional Portuguese music live. Though we could not understand the lyrics, one could tell the emotions expressed in the songs. It was a worthwhile show to attend.

Quite small stony wall cellar with intimacy. Singer, portuguese guitar and acoustic guitar fado concert with traditional fado songs. It's astonishing how much emotion is on the air. An memorable hour.

Interesting story about the port wine but the real stars were the fado performances