This lovely historical property with foundations dating back to the time of PortimÃ£os Roman past, is currently on the market, as a project for renovation, the property is ideally located only a few minutes from the majestic river Arade and a short stroll from the town centre of Portimao.
The potential for refurbishment of this property is excellent, you have the option of doing your own thing, or a further option to have a turn key ready to move into town house, designed and built by some of the best design/architectural companies in Portugal.
The past has not been forgotten as the remains of the Roman walls and cetÃ¡rias (tanks) which were used to make the Garum a fermented fish sauce used as a luxury condiment in the cuisines of ancient Rome, Greece and Byzantium. Will be maintained under glass on the ground floor of the building, making this a truly unique feature of the property.
PortimÃ£o is the largest town in the western Algarve. In the past, boat building, sardine fishing and fish processing were the main activities of the town. However, most of this industry has been replaced by tourism, services, making it a residential town, in perfect harmony with its historic pedestrian centre and waterfront areas. This development has transformed the city into an attractive place to shop and enjoy its history and proximity to the river and sea. The former busy fishing docks have also been transformed into a long walk along the river with its squares, cafÃ©s, bars and restaurants to enjoy the excellent gastronomy and traditional pastries.
Only 7 minutes from the city centre is the emblematic Praia da Rocha with its crystal clear waters and majestic cliffs that stretch to the beaches of Amado and Vau. This postcard is complemented by numerous restaurants and beach bars as well as a nightlife that attracts thousands of tourists and curious people every year.
Its public transport to various destinations in Portugal and Spain makes this city a must for travellers and the surrounding population.
Within a short distance you can also visit the fishing villages of Alvor, Ferragudo and Carvoeiro, the spas of Monchique, Lagos (the city of discoveries) and also Sagres (the westernmost tip of Europe). Faro airport is only 45 minutes away. Lisbon and Seville are about the same distance from PortimÃ£o (2H30).