Things to Do in Lisbon for New Year’s Eve
If you have decided to come to Lisbon for New Year’s eve, you’ve made a great choice! Because you’ll love it! Portuguese people are the friendliest and funniest people you’ll ever get to hang out with. They sure know how to spend a good time and to party! Lisbon is a very lively city, especially on New Year’s eve! The whole city is filled with people who just want to dance the night away! Kiss 2017 goodbye and hug 2018 real tight! Here are some tips for you to enjoy the city of Lisbon in this holiday season in the best possible way. Read on to find out some of the things to do in Lisbon for New Year’s eve.
Have a Great Meal
If you’re spending New Year’s eve in Lisbon, you need to start the evening with a great meal. One of the most famous seafood restaurants is Cervejaria Ramiro. To be honest, its popularity has grown over time so you might want to book in advance. It is a simple restaurant with amazing food. If you’re a meat lover, you can try Casa Alentejo for a fun meal to kick off the new year. They are both downtown and close to other main attractions for the night.
See the Fireworks
Every New Year’s eve in Lisbon you have amazing fireworks shows displayed in different areas of the city. If you find yourself enjoying a meal in the center, you can go up to São Pedro de Alcântara belvedere or St. George’s Castle. Alternatively, you can also go to Parque das Nações, a more modern area of the city that also hosts fireworks at midnight.
Party with the locals at Terreiro do Paço
To go to Terreiro do Paço, which is also known as Praça do Comércio, is a one of the best things to do in Lisbon for New Year’s eve. The atmosphere of this place during the night of New Year’s eve is pretty unique. There are fireworks at midnight, plenty of locals, and national artists perfoming all through the night!
Have fun at Convento do Beato
If you feel like dressing up and spending a different kind of night, I recommend you to spend the New Year’s eve at Convento do Beato. Ordered by the King Afonso V of Portugal, it was built in the fifteenth century. The place is really beautiful and very sophisticated. You get to celebrate in a five centuries old building!
The ticket price differs a lot. If you want to dinner in Convento do Beato, it will cost you from 110 euros to 130 euros. If you just want to party, it will cost you from 32,50 euros to 45 euros. This is a great option in case you’re still wondering where to spend the New Year’s eve in Lisbon. This event happens every year and is always a success! The music is very cool. Expect to dance to all the greatest hits ever!
Go clubbing until dawn
After a great New Year’s eve in Lisbon, start the new year celebrating until dawn in one of the best clubs in town: LuxFrágil. Other areas such as Cais do Sodré, in particular at Pink Street, or Bairro Alto are also great alternatives to celebrate your new year with a glass in your hand and music in your soul!
Go to Belém
Another way to spend New Year’s eve in Lisbon is to go to Belém and watch the amazing fireworks by the Belém Tower. You can enjoy a great meal nearby at Portugália or Vela Latina and then walk along the river to reach the tower. Being a broader area of the city, you’ll get a very different feeling from the city center.
Listen to Fado
For a calmer New Year’s eve in Lisbon, drop in at one of the many Fado houses in Lisbon and enjoy live Fado while eating a delicious meal. Fado is the traditional singing of the Portuguese, invoking nostalgia and a deep sense of emotion. It is a great way to feel grateful for life and to start a new year. You can discover the best Fado houses with us in the quirky neighborhood of Alfama in our Alfama tour.
You now know some of the things to do in Lisbon for New Year’s eve! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this article and that it has inspired you! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further information about anything! But there’s no secret, the best way to spend New Year’s eve is simply to relax, to let go and to have fun! Experience the city, enjoy life and meet new people!
See you in Lisbon for New Year’s eve!