Queima das Fitas

Fiesta in Aliados & Bolhão

Porto’s black-caped students play a leading role in one of the city’s biggest shindigs in early May. The Queima das Fitas is a week-long festival of gigs, entertainment, parades, parties, music, booze and all-round revelry. A huge draw is the Cortejo Académico on Tuesday, where floats and students in fancy dress squeeze their way through crowds onto Avenida dos Aliados.