This year, Cais do Sodré “is more popular than ever,” says Time Out Global magazine. Check out the list of the 10 coolest neighborhoods in the world.
“It’s been the heart of Lisbon’s nightlife for a good few years now, but in 2022 it’s more popular than ever.” This is how Time Out Global describes Cais Sodré and sustains its election as the second coolest neighborhood in the world in its annual rankings.
Time Out, a publication that is spread all over the world, evaluates every year the coolest neighborhoods in the five continents. For this, it was necessary to survey 20 thousand readers, city dwellers and local experts to rank the places that are most in the news for being the best for having fun, eating, walking, and having new and dynamic projects.
And this year, Cais do Sodré, one of Lisbon’s oldest neighborhoods, was voted the second coolest in the world, right after the Colonia Americana neighborhood in Guadalajara, Mexico.
“Anchored by its pink street (Rua Nova do Carvalho with a dazzling painting) and its colorful umbrellas,” Cais do Sodré is a place that attracts lots of locals, but also many tourists.
For Vera Moura, from Time Out Lisboa, it is here “where Lisbon’s most promising young chefs open new restaurants; where small businesses are coming to life; bars and well-loved nightclubs are finally rising from the ashes of recent years”, giving the example of the Jamaica and Tokyo nightclubs, which recently reopened in Cais do Gás.
Thus, for those who want to experience Lisbon’s nightlife atmosphere, going to Cais do Sodré is a must. With a variety of bars, restaurants and even stand-up sessions.
Portugal’s good positions in Time Out’s annual list are nothing new. In 2019, Arroios topped the list, Bonfim (Porto) and Alvalade (Lisbon) were in the top 20 in 2020, and last year, Anjos (Lisbon) and Foz (Porto) were part of the ranking of the coolest neighborhoods in the world.
Here are the 10 coolest neighborhoods in the world according to Time Out:
Colonia Americana – Guadalajara, Mexico;
Cais do Sodré – Lisbon, Portugal;
Wat Bo Village – Siem Reap, Cambodia;
Ridgewood – New York City, USA;
End of the Mile – Montreal, Canada;
Barrio Logan – San Diego, USA;
Shimokitazawa – Tokyo, Japan;
Cliftonville – Margate, UK;
Barrio Yungay – Santiago, Chile;
Cours Julien – Marseilles, France.
The magazine also suggests an itinerary for the “perfect day” in Cais do Sodré. Starting in the morning with breakfast at “Dear Breakfast”, on the outskirts of Santos, followed by a visit to the minimalist clothing store “+351”. On the way you can have lunch at the “Time Out Market” (formerly Mercado da Ribeira), and we recommend the duck with rice at “O Frade”.
After your meal, cross the street for a drink at “Quiosque de São Paulo”, before dining at “Tricky’s”.
After a busy day there is nothing better than going to “Rua Cor-de-Rosa”!
Source: Sic Notícias