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Spend New Year’s Eve in Porto

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Porto is one of the most sought after Portuguese destinations for New Year’s Eve.

This is due, in part, to the excitement that invades the city’s streets, bars and restaurants on the night of December 31st, but also to the diverse tourist activities that the city has to offer its visitors. 

Enjoying New Year’s Eve by visiting Porto is an opportunity to learn about this city in Northern Portugal and to experience its culture.

Thus, in addition to the many options at your disposal for spending the New Year, make sure you visit the banks of the Douro River in Porto, either at night or during the day. 

Take advantage of the fantastic view of iconic buildings, embark on a river cruise, visit the outdoor fairs near the river featuring domestic products and try a famous “francesinha” (more information here) in one of the typical Portuguese restaurants in this part of the city. 

Then, choose a party that will best flow into the night where you plan to spend New Year’s Eve. Outdoors, on Avenida dos Aliados, or in one of the most safeguarded and welcoming places in the city, if you prefer. 


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