Reasons to Move to Lisbon Portugal

Living in Lisbon

Lisbon is one of those places that seems to have everything. It’s an eclectic blend of historical and modern architecture, with a thriving art scene and a low crime rate. There are so many tourist attractions to choose from that you could spend weeks there and never run out of things to do.

 

But what makes Lisbon so unique? What makes it worth visiting in the first place?

 

Well, for one thing, it’s got this amazing vibe about it—it feels like you’ve stepped into another world when you arrive. You’re surrounded by history, but there’s also a sense of optimism and energy that makes you feel like anything is possible here. And when you look around at all the different cultures represented in the city, it’s hard not to feel inspired by all of those different influences and ideas coming together to create something new and exciting.

 

But really, Lisbon is best known for being one of Europe’s oldest cities. It has been around since the 11th century (and probably before then), but even during its most turbulent period (when Portugal was under Spanish rule), it remained an important port city where explorers could stop by on their way across Europe or Asia. But what are the main reasons why tourists flock in Lisbon? 

 

Amazing Beaches near Lisbon

The beaches around Lisbon, Portugal, are simply amazing. 

 

Portugal enjoys 1,794 km or 1,115 miles of coastline and it’s home to some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Europe. Lisbon city is at the heart of it all. So if you’re looking for a place to relax and have fun in the sun, then look no further than Lisbon!

 

The beach scene in Lisbon is pretty spectacular. There are plenty of clubs and bars with live music on offer at all hours of the night. There are also plenty of restaurants offering seafood dishes which can be washed down with a cold beer or two.

 

There’s something for everyone at these beaches, so if you’re into surfing or just want to catch some rays, then this is definitely where you should head.

 

Portuguese Cuisine

Portuguese cuisine is a blend of Spanish, Italian and African influences. The Portuguese are known for their love of seafood and their rich use of spices. They are also known for their use of fresh ingredients, including fruits and vegetables, in the preparation of meals.

 

Portuguese dishes often include both meat and fish as main ingredients. The Portuguese usually eat two meals a day: breakfast and lunch. Dinner, however, is reserved for family dinners or special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries. Lunch typically consists of soup or stew with bread or rice; dinner consists of several courses with meat being the most common dish.

 

The culinary style of Portugal is greatly influenced by its colonial past as well as its geographic location at the crossroads between Europe and Africa. In the past, Portuguese cuisine was influenced by many different types of food from around the world, such as Africa (particularly Angola), Spain (including Andalucia), Italy, France, and India (particularly Goa). Elements of the various traditions and interactions can still be seen in the plethora of hotels and restaurants in the city.

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Affordability in Lisbon

Lisbon is a very affordable city for expats. It is ranked 3rd in the world for affordability, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, and it has been known as one of the most affordable cities in Europe, even beating out Berlin, Paris and London.

One reason for this is the cost of housing. Housing prices are affordable in Lisbon because there are so many apartments available for rent and for sale.

Affordable groceries: Another reason why Lisbon is an affordable city is because of its food costs. The average price of a meal at a restaurant in Lisbon is €13 ($14), which includes many items that are typically found at home, including coffee and bread.

Comparing Lisbon with other major European cities shows that you can often find groceries that are cheaper than they are in other cities — like bread at €1 ($1.27) per kilogram vs €2 ($2.35) per kilogram in Paris or €2.30 ($2.5) per kilogram in London — though not always for items like pasta.

 

Lisbon Architecture

Lisbon is a city of many faces: its history is rich, but so is its modern era. The city has many buildings that are worth seeing, some dating back to the Middle Ages.

 

The best way to visit Lisbon’s historical sites and modern buildings is on foot or by taking a tour.

The most important historic site in Lisbon is Alcáçova Castle, which was built in the 11th century by King Alfonso Henriques (Alfonso VIII) as his residence and palace. The castle was later used by Kings Manuel I and John II and it became a military fortress during the 17th century. It has been restored several times over the centuries, and today it’s open to visitors for free. Other historic sites include São Jorge Castle, Jerónimos Monastery and Jerónimos Square.

 

The most notable modern buildings here include Cais do Sodré (Sodré Embankment), Praça do Comércio (São Francisco Square), Cais do Sodre (Sodré Quay) and Parque Eduardo VII (Eduardo VII Park).

Lisbon is Tech and Start-Up Hub

 Lisbon is a digital hub and one of the top travel destinations in Europe. It boasts being number one in Europe for startups, tech conferences, and seminars.

 

The city has a vibrant startup scene, with over 2,500 companies created since 2011. Many are in the fintech and blockchain sectors, which gives it a lot of potential for growth.

 

It’s also home to some of the world’s most innovative companies, such as Google News or Mozilla (which makes Firefox). In fact, nearly every big company out there has its headquarters in Lisbon or nearby Porto.

 

Lisbon’s tech ecosystem includes Google Fiber, Microsoft Innovation Center, Adobe Global Education Center, and MIT Enterprise Forum Portugal. If you want to live in the Silicon Valley of Europe, then Lisbon would be your ultimate destination.

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If the above sounds like your kind of place, then you can become a low Tax Resident in Lisbon using the NHR scheme or if you are from outside the EU you can buy a second passport using the Golden Visa Portugal Program in Lisbon from just 350,000 Euro. The properties are all fully managed with a good rental income, which helps if you are not quite ready to move to Portugal full-time.

 

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