You have to go down to number 34 in the ranking of the Coolest Neighborhoods in the World to find a Portuguese name, but there it is: Anjos, one of the most central and multicultural areas of Lisbon, is part of this list prepared by the North American edition of the magazine Time is over.
According to this publication, cultural diversity is one of the highlights of the Anjos neighborhood, but also as new openings that people will get to know in discovering different spaces and stores. “Few places are as alive as this neighborhood”, retrieves the Time Out newsroom, emphasizing its historic cafes, cultural associations and restaurants that serve dishes from different parts of the planet.
Time Out also highlights Avenida Almirante Reis as having one of the most popular cycle paths in the city, linking to one of the best-known vintage markets in Lisbon – Anjos70 – or bars with quizzes and craft beer. “You’ll definitely want to stay there – and maybe even forever”, reads the review made by Time Out to the neighborhood of Anjos.
Moving a little further down, we also find the neighborhood of Foz, in Porto, occupying 38th place. According to Time Out, the place where the Douro River meets the ocean is perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of downtown Invicta. The streets are wide enough for sports (running or cycling) and the beaches will appeal to families and surf lovers, for example.
It also joins bold restaurants and concept stores that live in harmony with the historic architecture, ancient monuments, traditional markets and bakeries with several decades. The common Portuguese tiles and Foz Velha “have their own special charm”.
In total, 49 neighborhoods are included in this list, with Nørrebro, in Copenhagen, taking the cup. Soon after, Andersonville, in Chicago, and Jogno 3-ga, in Seoul, came to close the podium. The top 5 is completed by the districts of Leith, in Edinburgh, and the Station District, in Vilnius.