Cais do Sodré, casual passage and nightlife area
This area is practically empty during the day, and is full of all kinds of people during the night
Once the Cais do Sodre was the heart of the city of maritime trade entrance, where people of all cultures docked. The Plaza Duque da Terceira, located by the river, welcomes sailors from the four corners of the world, and most of the bars still have world capital names: Europe, Jamaica, Tokyo and Liverpool, among many others. When Bica and Bairro Alto are closing around 2:00 in the morning, this area becomes empty during the day.
At Cais, by the river, thousands of people arrive daily by train or boat, following to take the metro or bus. Because of its excellent transport network, this is a very desirable area for companies, such as ´Central Station´, which is a space for entrepreneurs located in a building, that has become the headquarters of Portugal's post office.
Cais do Sodré, which became an ill-reputed and somewhat overlooked area, became an obligatory passage point for the night owls in Lisbon (and not only), especially since the opening of Musicbox and Pensão Amor. On the famous Pink Street you will find a diverse audience every night with the drink in their hand, which is divided between bars and nightclubs.
On the western side of the square is the dome of the famous Mercado da Ribeira, managed by Time Out Lisboa magazine, with benches dedicated to the catering of the best chefs in the country and others are dedicated to commerce. Beside there are the palm trees and trees of Dom Luís Square, where is a monument of the XIX century with the statue of Marquês Sá da Bandeira is located.