Night Life In Portugal

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Nightlife in Portugal

The night scene is one of wonder and excitement in Portugal, major cities like Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra, and Braga have some of the most vibrant nightlife in the country. The night begins from the early hours of the evening where locals gather around the city square to soak up the sunset.

The spot has a really cool vibe, where different individuals hang out and listen to live music and have a couple of drinks and enjoy the sunset in the company of friends and other locals.

As the night progresses, make your way to one of the popular squares in the city center, for example, there is Praça de Figueira in Lisbon that houses a seasonal market where there are barrels of sangria and cured meat for days.

Many other food lovers will find that there is a myriad of options from seafood, different continental foods, and other deliciousness. Lisbon and Porto rank very high for visitors in terms of great food and a well rounded night experience.

As the night progresses, many different bars, pubs, and clubs have some of the best music and welcome Portugal's most social crowd. One good thing about Portuguese people is that they love to have a good time and they are a very fun-loving group.

Lovers of music and the arts can make their way to many art shows and theatre performances. Music and dance are imbibed in Portuguese culture and as such is the major part of the night scene in the country.

Many bars have great live bands that play both traditional and contemporary music. There are also several concerts and music events both local and foreign, with artists and DJs from all around the world, playing a good mix of genres.

Student activities are also a nighttime special, student bodies and universities organize several events, from awards to sporting competitions. As a student in Portugal, you will not want for activities. Spring and Summer festivals are also very popular on university campuses across the nation.

Lastly, the legal age for alcohol consumption in Portugal is 18 and students might need to show identification when they want to purchase alcohol. However, nightlife in Portugal is as fun as it is cheap, alcohol is very inexpensive and many social hangouts admit students for free with their ID’s.

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