When the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, Porto is transformed into a city full of fireworks, lights and celebrations that illuminate the sky and the Douro River. At Olivia Singular Houses we want to guide you to the best places to watch the fireworks in Porto in the New Year’s Eve. Whether you want to be part of the city’s atmosphere or prefer a more private experience on the banks of the River Douro, there are options to suit all tastes. So get ready to be amazed by the spectacular fireworks in Porto from these locations we’ve selected for you to have an curated experience by Olivia Singular Houses. A welcome to a new New Year you will never forget.
Porto’s riverside area is the place chosen by most of the city’s inhabitants to watch the New Year’s fireworks. As the crowds gather along the banks of the Douro, the fireworks explode over the Dom Luís I Bridge, creating a breathtaking backdrop to the city’s historic architecture.
You can spend New Year’s Eve on one of the boats on the river!
Jardim do Morro
For a fireworks viewpoint without the hustle and bustle of the Ribeira area, head to Jardim do Morro, a hilltop park overlooking the Ribeira in Gaia. This usually serene spot – but which can also become one of the most popular on New Year’s Eve – offers a panoramic view of the landscape.
Cais da Estiva
Located on the opposite side of the Dom Luís I Bridge from the Ribeira, Cais da Estiva, located in Gaia, is a quieter option for watching the fireworks. This atmospheric pier is lined with traditional chestnut-colored huts, which provide a charming backdrop for the show. The crowds are usually smaller here, making it a more relaxed atmosphere.
Olivia Singular Houses at the heart of New Year’s Eve
If you want to experience the fireworks from the comfort of your accommodation, the Olivia Singular Houses offer you the perfect solution. Both the Exmo. Hotel by Olivia, the 1872 River House by Olivia and the Marquês Garden House by Olivia have rooms with privileged views of the Douro River, giving you a front row seat to the fireworks display. The luxurious interiors and attentive service will ensure a memorable New Year’s Eve experience in comfort and refinement.
For other suggestions visit the Porto Cultural Agenda.
Don’t miss the chance to be dazzled by the beauty of Porto’s fireworks. Plan your visit to the best places in Porto as far in advance as possible and witness the magic of the New Year in the capital of Northern Portugal. Welcome the new year in style and create unforgettable memories.
Address Exmo. Hotel by Olivia
Rua do Infante Dom Henrique 55-61
Address 1872 River House
Rua do Infante D. Henrique 133
Address Marquês Garden House by Olivia
Praça do Marquês de Pombal 70/78