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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?


Traditional markets and fairs are fantastic places to find traditions that thought forgotten in time. At every last weekend of each month, Praça da Figueira receives Figueira Marca-te (Figueira Marks You), a traditional market where you can local producers, regional products and artisans. You can find and taste sausages, suckling pig sandwiches, convent sweets, chocolates, teas, hot wine in the winter, typical breads from various parts of Portugal, paired with our best cheeses of Alentejo and Serra da Estrela...