Cais do Sodré (Sodré Pier) owes its name to the surname "Sodré"... Cais do Sodré (Sodré Pier) owes its name to the surname ‘Sodré’ of a 15th century family with ties to the maritime trade of the area. At the end of the last century, Cais do Sodré was taken over by bars with names of Northern European cities in order to attract sailors coming ashore in Lisbon. After its restoration, which began a few years ago, the whole neighbourhood became one of the most surprising spots in Lisbon, much sought after by both tourists and locals. We suggest a walk along the riverside, from Ribeira das Naus to Terreiro do Paço, a gastronomic visit to the Time Out Ribeira Market and a late afternoon relaxing in one of the many esplanades in the area. At night discover what Rua Cor de Rosa has to offer. Take advantage of the proximity of the intermodal Cais do Sodré station to take a train to the beach – there are several along the Estoril and Cascais coast line – or take the boat if you wish to discover and explore ‘the other margin’ (Cacilhas) and, when returning, you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the city from the river.