Fado na Baixa

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Porto: Unique Live Fado Performance with Port Wine

1. Porto: Unique Live Fado Performance with Port Wine

Experience fado, a form of Portuguese singing that is now part of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. In a small auditorium, the performance takes you on a roaring history of fado, a style originating from the 1820's, bringing you up to the fusion versions popular today with new audiences.   Enjoy a unique presentation of Coimbra and Lisbon's fado with impeccable technical and artistic quality. The show begins with traditional fado, filled with hoarse voices invoking a feeling of nostalgia. It then explores the mysteries and evolution of the Portuguese guitar, the faithful companion of all fado singers.   The story then passes through Coimbra, the eternal city of students, which, swarming with passion and culture, witnesses the birth of its very own song. The fourth segment of the show is dedicated to Amália Rodrigues, who gives fado an unmistakable character and unprecedented recognition across borders.

Porto: Night Tour with Traditional Dinner and Fado Show

2. 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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What people are saying about Fado na Baixa

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 318 reviews

This was such a fun and informative event! The setting was lovely, the performances were amazing, and the historical info really helped in appreciating this art form. You even get a glass of sherry to help you have a complete experience. The staff was also so eager to provide a great experience. I highly recommend this event!

Performance, venue, and flow was just spectacular. Very intimate setting and all the performers are very gracious and talented. The film that they included with the performances was so interesting and gave so many facts on the history of Fado. The location of the venue was close to a lot restaurants.

Very nice home. Fado show to do. French spoken. Glass of Port included. Very very good. Go there you will not be disappointed.

The show was interesting and had an explanation piece a well to learn about the history

Unique experience with talented and passionate individuals.