One of the biggest parties of the year is New Year’s Eve that comes at the end of the year. It is a special occasion for everyone providing us joy, happiness and good luck. While some people believe in tradition and follow it right from their heart other enjoy it by organising party and concerts. The best way to celebrate the day is to travel a foreign land, explore the unknown beauty.
Among beautiful cities of Europe, Lisbon (or Lisboa) is a great place for Christmas and New Years Eve 2018 celebrations. The largest city and capital of Portugal, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, with a contemporary culture that is alive and thriving and making its mark in today’s Europe. The Lisboa city has many attractions and NYE celebrations waiting for you to discover.
Celebrations for NYE
Comercio Square- the biggest square in Portugal – will be a favorite place for welcoming New Years Eve. Thousands of revelers pour into the area in time to enjoy the spectacular NYE firework displays at midnight. The square bring to you exceptional views of the river, together with sparkling lights when the fireworks light up the skylines and reflect on the Tagus River water.
Other main NYE celebrations are hosted at Torre de Belem, one of the most legendary monuments of Lisbon. The ornately ornamented stone tower was built to commemorate infamous Vasco da Gama’s explorations. The Torre looking out to the Atlantic Ocean provide party goers with wonderful water views. This is also the ideal place to enjoy musical performances, dance parties and of course the fireworks display.
If you are especially fond of culinary delights, can try Michelin star ending at Eleven restaurant. It is located at the top of Edward VII Park. The menu varies and typically includes both seafood and meat courses together will wonderful desserts. A less expensive but equally desirable alternative to Eleven is Virgula restaurant. You will enjoy their special NYE variety of scrumptious cuisine with rich chocolate desserts.
Celebrating New Year in Lisbon should be a great experience if you enjoy the city’s nightlife. One of best way to dig NYE nightlife scene is exploring Barrio Alto streets. This is Lisbon’s most exhilarating district with plenty of nightclubs, bars and diverse restaurants that you can taste local specialties. Other popular streets are Rua do Norte, Rua da Atalaia or Rua do Diario Noticias. It’s worthy as well to check out Lux, one of most popular clubs around Lisbon city.
Best hotels on NYE
Lisbon has a full range of hotels with great services and facilities such as HF Fenix Lisboa Hotel, HF Fenix Urban Hotel, HF Fenix Garden Hotel, Hotel Lisboa Plaza, Eurostars Hotel das Letras, Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade Hotel, Pensao Residencial Portuense, etc. If you have decided to spend you next coming Christmas and New Years Eve in Portugal, early booking is extremely recommended.