Lisbon and surroundings

Lisbon

The Portuguese capital fascinates with a particularly charming atmosphere: a bit nostalgic, historic, modern and hip all in one. Lisbon has a reputation as one of the most popular European capitals.

Who can escape the charm of the Tago River, which inspired poetry, the impact of the captivating Portuguese musical style of fado or the loveliness of the azulejos? The tiled facades of the buildings, the steep ups and downs, the typical tram that winds its way up the narrow streets and the wonderful view from the Alfama district make you want an apartment in one of the many buildings decorated with Azulejos. But you should also consider the Chiado or Lapa neighborhoods if you are looking for an exquisite apartment. They are full of monuments and theatres, beautiful shops and restaurants. The Bohemians will be looking for a place in Bairro Alto, a district with bars and restaurants and a wild nightlife. The Belém and Restelo quarters, on the other hand, are home to most of the embassies and noble family houses. To reside Here, in a fine neighbourhood and right next to the tower of Belém, the monastery of Jerônimos and the pastry shop where the traditional Pastéis were invented, resembles a status symbol. The district between Sé Cathedral and São Jorge Castle, on the other hand, offers a wide range of apartments and villas.

Buying a property in Lisbon is a great idea for people looking for a cultivated environment and sophisticated cuisine, a high quality of life and a pleasant climate.

Cascais

The popular seaside resort of Cascais lies west of Lisbon on the picturesque coast, also called the Costa do Estoril. The former fishing port became famous in the 19th century when the Portuguese aristocracy declared it their summer residence. Cascais has a beautiful old town with pompous residences, quarters with pretty little streets that invite you to stroll, a multitude of interesting museums and well-kept parks like the Parque Marechal Carmona, where you can peacefully relax. Beautiful beaches with fine sand invite to sunbathe; in the evenings one meets in trendy bars and discos. Only 30 kilometres away from Lisbon, Cascais is always a good starting point to visit the capital; the suburban trains of the Linha de Cascais along the coast connect Cascais with Lisbon. People who want a luxury house by the sea, but also want to have the capital close by, are well served in Cascais. 

Estoril

Estoril is another seaside resort, only 2 kilometres from Cascais; a footpath leads along the charming coastal promenade. The walk between the cities passes busy summer cafes, beaches and well-kept houses and takes less than 20 minutes. The sophisticated Estoril became the centre of attraction after the construction of the large Estoril Casino; which is still one of the largest in Europe. The intrigues and events that took place during the Second World War in the historic casino being a meeting place for international spies and refugees, inspired the writer Ian Flemming to invent the legendary secret agent James Bond 007. The Cascais Jazz festival, rich in tradition, was moved here in 1990 and has since been called Festival de Jazz do Estoril. Estoril's popular beach Praia do Tamariz stretches around the wide bay of the city. Trains of the Linha de Cascais along the coast connect Estoril with Lisbon to the east and Cascais to the west. Estoril has always been popular with the rich and beautiful and also enjoys great popularity with real estate buyers. People who are looking for a villa by the sea near Lisbon have a good chance of finding their dream property here.  

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