Lisbon is a capital city that offers an artistic cultural scene, year-round warmth, high-quality food and drink and within thirty minutes, fabulous sandy beaches. The city’s international airport is only four miles from the centre with flights from across Europe.
Lisbon is famed for its seven hills yet is easily explored on foot. The centre has wonderful historic buildings in prized locations such as St Isabel and leafy St Amaro overlooking the River Tagus. Lapa is another prime residential area, filled with international embassies and flat-fronted pastel pink and yellow palacios while nearby Estrela also has many grand buildings being renovated to make elegant city pads.
The Lisbon coast stretches from Praia Grande in the north past the smart towns of Estoril and Cascais to Sesimbra in the south. All of these towns are popular for an easy to reach beachfront holiday home that can achieve strong rents. Leisure activities focus on the beaches – west-facing mostly and yet more golf courses. This area has been particularly attractive to buyers taking advantage of Portugal’s Golden Visa.