Property in Lisbon, The Estoril Riviera and Sintra

Lisbon is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with an enviable location on the banks of the River Tagus. Property in Lisbon is sought after by locals and visitors alike as the city's renown spreads and in 2008 the New York Times ranked it the best city destination in the world.  Ever since it won the prized the Best Destination in Europe, it has scored within the top 10 locations as a favored place to visit. 

There is property in Lisbon to suit every taste and budget and the city offers all the advantages of a capital but is compact and friendly. It is a captivating city with attractions including a rich culture and gastronomy, striking architecture, breathtaking views, good shopping and a buzzing nightlife. There is a lot to see and do in the city and within minutes you can be basking on any number of lovely sandy beaches.

The cost of living and of property in Lisbon is much lower than in many western European capitals. Lisbon boasts an eclectic mix of neighbourhoods and properties so if you're looking for property in Lisbon it´s well worth taking some time to explore to see which suits you best. Some neighbourhoods that are particularly popular when buying property in Lisbon include


  • the upmarket residential areas of Chiado, Principe Real and Lapa for prestigious property from palaces and villas to luxury modern condominiums.
  • the old town areas in the heart of the city such as Castelo, Alfama and Graça for period properties
  • Bairro Alto and Santa Catarina (Bica) which are bursting with culture, nightlife and some of the most diverse character properties in Lisbon


Property in Lisbon can be an excellent long term investment as the property market remains buoyant and there is good demand for holiday and long term rentals. 

There are also many options for house hunters looking for property in the Lisbon area but outside the city itself. The picturesque Estoril Riviera meanders along the coast from Lisbon to the Natural Park of Sintra and Cascais and encompasses amongst others the towns of Oeiras, Carcavelos, Parede, Estoril and Cascais. Blending the romantic with the practical these towns contain a wide range of property from budget apartments to some of the most sought after real estate in Portugal.

Estoril has long been established as a haven for the rich, famous and fashionable and is renowned for its beautiful bay, five star hotels, elegant casino, tropical park and sport facilities including a golf course, tennis club and autodrome. It is home to many desirable properties from beach front apartments to exclusive hillside villas.

The enchanting seaside town of Cascais merges the historic and the modern to great effect. The town is full of character from the cobbled streets lined with historical buildings to Portugal's most famous ice-cream parlour and the colourful fishing boats bobbing offshore. Cascais' 16th century fortress stands guard over a world class marina and the town welcomes visitors and residents from around the world. Property in Cascais includes modern apartments, traditional townhouses and luxury villas

Nearby Quinta da Marinha is one of Portugal's most exclusive and prestigious developments and boasts world class facilities including two championship golf courses, an equestrian centre, health, tennis and squash club as well as four and five star hotels.

The bewitching town of Sintra, nestled in one of Portugal's most beautiful natural parks, enjoys an agreeable microclimate and spectacular views over the countryside and coast. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage town it is famous for its palaces, castles and ancient forests. There is a range of highly desirable property available in Sintra from town centre apartments to manor houses and country estates.

For more information about property in Lisbon, the Estoril Riviera and Sintra please use our property search box above by choosing the location that interests you

You can also contact Portugal Property Experts with your requirements or questions about property in Lisbon. 

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