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Is coming that time of the month in which Figueira Square is transformed into a Portuguese regional products market. The metal structures are assembled and the square is preparing to receive regional producers of cheeses and sausages, bee products, traditional desserts, traditional wines and liquors, as well as several proposals for crafts.   Be sure to try the suckling pig sandwiches, the cherry of Obidos, 'sangria' (sweet wine) or XXL sandwiches of ham and Serra da Estrela cheese...

One of the most appreciated Portuguese Christmas sweet is a round-shaped crown, has a large hole in the middle, a hard dough with nuts and candied fruit. These are the king cake ingredients, a typical cake traditionally eaten between December and King’s Day, whose name refers to the three wise men. According to legend, this sweet represents the gifts offered by the Magi to baby Jesus at his birth: the crust symbolized gold, the candied fruit the myrrh and cake aroma the incense...

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