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Cais do Sodré and Bica


Down on the waterfront, Cais do Sodré (pronounced kaiysh doo sodray) is a colourful, but slightly down-at-heel suburb enlivened by some good restaurants, clubs and bars. Many of its 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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