Founded by Julia Caesar as Pax Julia, the town of Beja is located in a strategic position in south centre Portugal. Lovers of culture and history have much to explore in the city and surrounding areas, making it an ideal place for those seeking a quieter second home destination.
Sounds right up your street? Finest Global digs up the facts on buying luxury homes in the area:
Beja has scorching hot summers and cool winters thanks to its location near the coast. The large volume of sunshine makes it popular for overseas buyers, conditions that are emphasised by the area’s stunning cliffs, golden fields and, if you travel away from the city, the kind of golden beaches that the country is famous for.
Olive trees. Fields. Old ruins. Beja’s blend of historical architecture and pleasant landscape holds a lot of appeal for residents, both domestic and international. Beautiful castles and Roman ruins are a dream for history fans, while the shore is a hotspot for watersports. Indeed, the coast comes alive with festivals during the summer, attracting visitors from around the world. With all the attractions and interesting local features, there’s almost no time left for sunbathing.
A relatively quiet city, Beja’s economy stems from its agricultural past and a strong brand of historical tourism, but over the years as its appeal to overseas visitors has grown, the area’s financial profile has shifted. Every summer the city fills with stages for festivals and concerts, drawing in an even bigger wave of tourists than usual, further boosting the region’s reliance on the services and tourism industry.
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