Bonfim is one of the 20 coolest neighbourhoods in the world, according to the editors and journalists of Time Out, a magazine with several editions in different countries. Porto is thus represented in a group of cities that includes Los Angeles, Hong Kong or Barcelona.
Time Out Porto reveals that in the newsroom, Bonfim's proposal as one of the coolest neighborhoods in the world was consensual. And from here it went straight to the global top. This is because all the other newsrooms of the lifestyle magazine, which is present in more than 50 countries on four continents, together with thousands of people summoned to the challenge, chose this Porto parish, which connects the central part of the city to the most eastern part, to the 14th place on this list.
This top is annual and seeks to identify "the perfect places to have fun, enjoy food, art and culture, and above all the true atmosphere and personality of the best cities", says the publication that, however, informs that in this year of 2020 the ranking took into account "the areas where people, community and businesses have helped each other through shared tribulations".
As for Bonfim, Time Out stresses that "the Porto’s neighborhood keeps the genuine identity of the city alive", with a strong spirit of community, in the local shops, in havens in the middle of nature. This "sort of artistic underworld of Invicta" which is becoming more pedestrianised, "it’s more inviting than ever to explore the neighborhood on foot", highlights the magazine (discover the municipal project of the temporary pedestrian zones that takes place every weekend in Avenida de Rodrigues de Freitas).
On the podium of the top 20 is Barcelona's Esquerra de l'Eixample neighbourhood. In second is Downtown Los Angeles, followed by Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong.
In 17th place, three positions below Bonfim, is the Lisbon’s neighborhood of Alvalade.
It should be recalled that already at the beginning of this year, Bonfim was also highlighted in the renowned British newspaper The Guardian, as one of the ten coolest neighborhoods in Europe.