Lisbon is Portugal’s capital, and often cited as the ideal spot for a weekend break. Steeped in history, the city is home to impressive architecture in the form of churches and palaces, capturing a blend of eras and cultures within their walls. However, Lisbon is now a high-tech hub, with plenty of work, even for non-Portuguese speakers so why not have a look at the amazing listings we have for incredible Lisbon property.
The cobbled streets are home to a range of bars and restaurants, as well as countless museums and galleries, providing a feast for the eyes and a considerable cultural fix. In addition, Lisbon is a great city for shopping, with a mix of local markets, flea markets, antique stalls, shopping malls, and high-end boutiques. It is split into different districts that all offer slightly varied atmospheres, environments and property so it is worth doing a bit of research to see which district would suit you best.
Portugal’s economy has made an incredible comeback after the economic crisis, and development is at a high. Crumbling mansions are being restored to their former glory, while stylish new buildings – complete with modern amenities – are springing up to fill gap sites. This – combined with increased tourism and rental demand – has pushed prices skywards.
And, although prices are high, you still get more m2 for your buck in Lisbon than in London, Madrid and Berlin. Buying property in Lisbon gives you the chance to enjoy the relaxed Portuguese lifestyle combined with the buzz of a cosmopolitan city. It’s easy to get around on foot, and the hilly streets are an excellent alternative to joining a gym.
While the cost of living is rising, living in Lisbon is still extremely affordable compared to most large cities. Eating and drinking in local tascas is extremely affordable, and you can often find three-course menu del dia options for under €10. Lisbon also has a thriving fine dining scene composed of Michelin star restaurants with experimental chefs whipping up unique tasting menus based on Portuguese classics.
A growing number of networking events and meet-ups designed for networking and friendship-building makes it easy to meet people in the city. Aside from the odd February thunderstorm, the weather in Lisbon is generally warm and pleasant. There aren’t any urban beaches, but the seaside town of Cascais is a 36-minute drive – or one-hour train ride – from the city centre. Have a peek at some of our fantastic listings for Portugal and at incredible Lisbon property.