Did you know?
The most iconic pastries in Lisbon, the Pastéis de Belém (custard tarts),
were invented by monks in the 19th century.
Lisbon is the 31st safest city in the world, in Mercer’s Quality
of Living survey.
In 2018, 22.8 million foreign tourists visited Portugal.
Portugal is the world’s third most peaceful country, according to
the 2019 Global Peace Index.
The oldest operating bookstore in the world is Bertrand Chiado,
located in downtown Lisbon.
Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in Western Europe, with over 3.000 years.
Expats have ranked Portugal as the third best country worldwide,
and as number one for quality of life.
Portugal is ranked 26th among 167 countries as one of the happiest
nations in the world, according to the 2019 Prosperity Index.
Portugal proudly enjoys around 290 days of sunshine
throughout the year.
Portugal has some of the best beaches in Europe, being Nazaré one
of the world’s top surf spots.
Housing prices in Portugal have been on the rise since 2013, but the
country remains one of the most affordable in the EU.
The famous Port wine is produced in the north of Portugal, and named
after the city Porto.
Fashion designer Christian Louboutin, and actors Michael Fassbender,
Alicia Vikander and Monica Bellucci have bought houses in Lisbon.
Foreign investment in Lisbon’s real estate amounted to more than
344 million euros during the first semester of 2019.
World Travel Awards 2019 considered Portugal “World’s Leading Destination”
for the third consecutive year.
One of the oldest universities in Europe is located in Coimbra, in central
Portugal, and the country has several universities in the world’s top 600.
Lisbon won the European Green Capital Award for 2020.
Football player Eric Cantona, actors Jeremy Irons and Scarlett Johansson,
and singer Madonna also live or bought properties in Lisbon.
The European Commission expects Portugal’s economy to continue to grow
above EU’s average.