Cais do Sodré Walking Tour, Lisbon

Cais do Sodré Walking Tour, Lisbon
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad. Watch the video below to learn more about how the app works.

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Cais do Sodré's seedy and shady past is now firmly consigned to the history books. This was once a haunt of hard-drinking sailors and women of easy virtue, but today, the neighborhood is one of Lisbon's hippest nightlife spots. It's the place where the beautiful people come to see and be seen, and of course to party. Rua Nova do Carvalho was once the area's red light district where bars were named after European destinations to attract sailors who had just stepped off their boats. Wander down the street now and you'll see hip bars and clubs. Cais do Sodré doesn’t just turn on its nightlife. The neighborhood also delights during the day with its varied sights of interest. Visit Praça de São Paulo, a beautiful public square where you'll see examples of Pombaline architecture, a Portuguese style of the 18th century. Another square well worth putting on the itinerary is Praça do Comércio, the grandest plaza in Lisbon. Lining three sides are magnificent painted buildings and in the center is a statue of King José I who ruled in the 18th century. One of the neighborhood's biggest draws is the always bustling and ever colorful Mercado da Ribeira. This is Lisbon's biggest food market and can be found in a 19th-century building topped by a Moorish dome. In addition to the stalls selling regional cheeses, fish, flowers and much more, there are several fine restaurants. On the weekends, handicrafts and antiques are on sale.

Cais do Sodré Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Cais do Sodré Walking Tour
Guide Location: Portugal » Lisbon
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Author: Linda

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