Back in the day, Rua Nova do Carvalho was the centre of seediness, the prime meeting spot for sailors, thieves and prostitutes. Formerly Lisbon's Red Light District, this now-iconic street has lightened up a bit in recent times, earning a new name and transforming into the place to find the city's most buzzing nightclubs, restaurants and bars.
Pink Street, which - surprise, surprise, is painted pink - is in the centre of the hip Cais do Sodré neighbourhood. Late-night clubs like MusicBox and Cais do Pirata sit alongside intimate drinking holes like Pensão Amor and The Good The Bad And The Ugly. If you're looking for cool nightlife spots that stay open late, Pink Street's your place.
One of the key fixtures is the Time Out food court in the Mercada da Ribeira, a massive market hall with restaurants, cultural events and cooking workshops. If you're embarking on a city break in Lisbon or travelling around as part of a Portugal road trip, it's well worth spending an evening exploring Pink Street (and taking advantage of the colourful photo op!)