Picturesque is a word that's thrown around all too easily when it comes to overseas property. But one country that earns the description more than most is Portugal: the country's beaches, particularly along the Algarve coast, are as spotless as they come, while the perpetually sunny climate promises beautiful scenery to gaze at.
On the lookout for a stunning holiday retreat?
Here are 5 picturesque property destinations in Portugal:
Sao Bras de Alportel
Narrow cobbled streets and white houses greet residents in this small town. The Algarve may be associated with golden beaches, but Sao Bras de Alportel boasts beauty of a different sort. Located in the middle of Faro, Loule and Tavira, Sao Bras' promises peace and quiet for holiday home buyers along with a wealth of history – all just a short drive from the coast.
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Home to the former capital of Portugal, the Coimbra district plays a central role in the country's history and economy. The large student population makes it ideal for property investors as well as lifestyle buyers, while the coastal city of Figueira da Foz promises house hunters stunning beaches and one of the largest casinos in the country.
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Home to one of the oldest cities in Europe, the region of Porto boasts a popular combination of ancient history and beautiful landscapes. The main city is vital to the country's economy while the overall region is a hub for northern Portugal. Porto may be famous for exporting Port wine around the world, but an equal number of tourists and investors flow in the opposite direction.
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The city of Santarém is famous for its range of Gothic architecture and historical monuments, as well as its reliance upon agriculture and bullfighting. Holiday home buyers can expect to be part of a strong historical tradition: Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans have all lived here in the past. People still want to move there today.
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Funchal is the capital of Portugal's Madeira island. An autonomous region, alongside the Azores, the archipelago is one of Portugal's idyllic tourist hotspots. Indeed, Funchal's appeal incorporates a busy port, a gorgeous coastline and a subtropical forest, making it the perfect holiday home getaway for sun-loving house hunters.
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