Down on the waterfront, Cais do Sodré (pronounced kaiysh doo sodray) is a colourful, but slightly down-at-heel suburb which has become hip thanks to some good restaurants, clubs and bars, many located along Rua Nova Carvalho, aka Rua Cor-de-Rosa or “pink street”, on account of the colour of its tarmac. Many of the area’s waterfront warehouses have been converted into upmarket cafés and restaurants and by day, in particular, a stroll along its atmospheric riverfront is very enjoyable. Cais do Sodré is also the main departure point for ferries over the Tejo – a ride over to the little port of Cacilhas is recommended – while the eponymous station is the terminus for the rail line out to Cascais.

 

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