The weekend is there. Find out what you can see in Lisbon and Porto

See the cultural tassels that you can enjoy in the last days of 2018 in Lisbon and Porto.

The year is coming to an end but there is still a weekend of free cultural offerings to take advantage of. And as New Year’s Eve celebrations are not limited to the 31st, there are many concerts to enjoy before.

In Lisbon, the stage par excellence of the farewell of the year is the Terreiro do Paço. There are going to be well-known names between the days 29, 30 and 31.

Already in Porto, Avenida dos Aliados marks the rhythm of the celebration and there are reasons to give entry to the new year in this place.

In addition, there are still Christmas fairs to visit. These are our latest cultural suggestions for 2018.


New Year’s Concerts at the Terreiro do Paço

Terreiro do Paço is usually one of the most sought-after venues in Lisbon to celebrate the New Year’s Eve. From this Saturday you can start to attend concerts that will last until dawn on Tuesday, that is, until next year. Branko (ex-Buraka Som Sistema) invited some friends to take to the stage this Saturday, cases of Carlão, Sara Tavares or Dino D’Santiago. On Sunday you can listen to the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra conducted by maestro Pedro Amaral. On Tuesday, so already after the 12 hits, Richie Campbell will welcome 2019 along with Dengaz, Plutonio, among others. You can find out more about these concerts here.

Time Out Discovery Games

Christmas is over but Time Out is still giving gifts. In this case, offers in partnership with the Secret City Trails the possibility of participating in an adventure: go through two scripts to get to know better Lisbon. One of these routes passes through Graça and Alfama and the other passes through Bairro Alto and Bica. You will receive the clues on your mobile phone to solve puzzles while exploring corners of the city and enjoy the views. This gift will be delivered on the last weekend of the year and you can have more information here.

In Bocca al Lupo

This Italian expression is used in the performing arts as a way to wish good luck to those who go on stage, the equivalent of the Portuguese “Muita M ****”. In the theatre, the actors step on the stage without a safety net but the audience does not see what goes on behind the scenes. ‘In Bocca al Lupo’ portrays this world and the actors moments before they enter the scene. Exhibition and photography of David Cachopo to see in the Fnac Alfragide until the day 9 of January.

Wonderland Lisboa

Until January 1, Parque Eduardo VII has Wonderland Lisboa. There are Ferris wheel, ice rings, decorations and ‘all things Christmas’ to discover, with Christmas saying ‘Gift’ right in the heart of the capital.

The City of Filipa Oliveira Antunes

At Fnac do Cascais Shopping there is a show of sketches made by Filipa Oliveira Antunes to be discovered, with the design being “a tool of expression but above all knowledge and understanding of the place”. The exhibition is open until 23 January. More details here.


New Year’s Concerts at Avenida dos Aliados

In Porto, Avenida dos Aliados is the place that concentrates the festivities that will also start tomorrow with concerts. Diogo Piçarra starts the party in the largest room of the city. On Sunday the music passes to Praça de Gomes Teixeira with several DJ’s. Pedro Abrunhosa will welcome the 2019 Allies on Monday night. Here you can know more about the concerts.

See Invicta Christmas from the Tower Top

This suggestion is not to the tassel for everyone, only for minors up to ten years old. But if you have the chance it is to be enjoyed. It is that from December 14 to 30, the Clérigos Tower again has night visits. It will be a special opportunity to see the city lights from the top of one of Porto’s ex-libris.

Muxagata no Tasty District

The Muxagata will give a concert that will roam the sounds of soul, blues and jazz. To listen this Saturday at 9:00 pm in the Tasty District, next to the line of the electric of the Battle.

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