A lovely tour of the cellars by an engaging and funny girl. She gave enough information in a short time but not overwhelming and answered all questions put to her. Followed by a tasting full servings of a white and tawny port. Both very distinctive but equally as delicious. All this while listening to 2 fado singers and 2 guitarist. They say to hear fado in Coimbra or Lisbon which we did see another show in Lisbon but this show was every bit equal to it and I believe the guitarists here to be amazing. Made our first night in Portugal a delight for things to come. Well worth going.
Get tickets in advance because this sells out quickly. The Calem Cellars is a biggie when it comes to port wine and this is a popular cave in a convenient and attractive location by the river. The building looked like a newly renovated visitors and wine tasting center, which was very modern and attractive. First there is a tour and a tasting and then the fado performance begins, with a lady then a gentleman performing alone as well as a duet. The two guitarists were equally good and the music was terrific. Compared to the other fado I had been hearing during my trip, this was delightfully more upbeat in rhythm yet conveyed the same sadness and melancholy of the slower fado songs. A nice event. Please note that it wasn't easy getting a taxi back to Porto. The company called twice for a cab, but they never came. I finally tracked down one that was dropping off a passenger, but hailing a free taxi was difficult, so plan accordingly.