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Deciding Where to Live in Portugal

Deciding Where to Live in Portugal


If you are considering moving to Portugal for retirement or relocation, one of the first decisions you will need to make is where to live. There are a lot of options available.

Although Portugal is relatively small compared to the US, it offers many different types of places. From big, contemporary urban centers like Lisbon to tourist meccas like The Algrave to historically rich regions like Porto or The Silver Coast, the options are practically endless.


The biggest and most populous city is Lisbon, which is also the nation’s capital. Some say Lisbon has the cosmopolitan feel of New York or London with the rich history of Rome or Paris. Having been around for more than 3,000 years, it’s literally one of the oldest cities in the Western Hemisphere and is home to countless museums, art galleries, fashion houses, and other cultural institutions, as well as being the corporate center of the country.

If you are looking to live in a place where there are lots of trendy restaurants, high fashion boutiques, and 24-hour nightlife, then Lisbon could be your new home.

Easy Living

Pastoral living is within reach in any of Portugal’s many smaller villages and towns. If you are seeking to escape the fast pace of cities, there are countless remote villages and mountain getaways where you can easily avoid seeing another person for days if you choose. Yet just a short train ride away are scenic beach towns and historic castles.

Do you love learning? Then perhaps Coimbra is more your speed. Home to one of the leading universities in Europe, Coimbra offers a rich history combined with a quest for learning that allows Portugal to lead the world in healthcare, industry, and science.

Whatever you are looking for, starting your new lifestyle in Portugal is both easy and affordable. To get started, contact the experts at BRINT Portugal.


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