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What to do for New Year’s Eve in Porto

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New Year’s Eve in Porto can be celebrated in several locations around the city.

On December 31st, there are many street parties and more elaborate programs that serve as options for the thousands of tourists that choose to celebrate the New Year in Porto.

The largest party takes place on Avenida dos Aliados, in front of the Porto City Hall.

This is where the largest number of people gather together and the night always features musical entertainment and fireworks. 

However, if you prefer, you can spend New Year’s Eve in a different manner: on board one of the various cruise ships that fill the Douro River on this night, for example.

Porto’s nightclubs, on the other hand, prolong the night’s excitement until dawn.

Other places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Porto are: the Transparent Building, the Porto Customs Building, the Sá da Bandeira Theater, Palácio da Bolsa, Clube 3C and the Hard Club. Each with a different style that is sure to please all tastes. 

Whether you prefer spending this night with family or friends, in Porto you will have the opportunity to discover the history of Northern Portugal, taste typical and traditional cuisine and visit iconic landmarks that the city has to offer. 

Start thinking now about booking your stay in the city’s best hotels, so that you won’t have to worry about anything when the big day arrives. 

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