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In Lisbon, one of the most popular destinations to spend the last minutes of the year and watch the fireworks that celebrates the entry into a new year is Praça do Comércio. At least for those who enjoy crowds, confusion and cold!

For those who prefer quieter programs, Mouraria has other options to consider:

Zambeze Restaurant

The tradition remains the same in Mouraria and in many homes Christmas eve was celebrated with boiled cod with potatoes, cabbage and boiled egg and turkey today, accompanied by traditional Christmas sweets such as rabanadas (fried bread with sugar), dreams and king's cake.

But Mouraria is a melting pot and not everyone celebrate Christmas, as it is a tradition of Christian religion. Do the Chinese, Indians or Pakistanis celebrate Christmas?


Tradition says that Christmas Eve in Portugal, from North to South, is spent with the family gathered to eat cod with all (vegetables)! Even those who are not very found of cod, this is the night in which an effort is made to taste the boiled or roasted cod with potatoes, cabbages, turnips, carrots and boiled egg, drizzled with olive oil.

In Lisbon there are several groceries that sell codfish, as Manteigaria Silva...