Author: Being Portugal

Lisbon is the European Green Capital for 2020… and we tell you why

Under the motto “Choose to Evolve”, Lisbon has begun its commitment as the European Green Capital for 2020, an award that was already attributed back in 2018.

The Portuguese passport is one of the most powerful and liberal in the world

The Portuguese Passport is one of the most powerful in the world, giving visa-free access to 185 countries, according to the Passport Index 2019.

Portugal to rise the Municipal Property Tax on vacant buildings

The Portuguese Government is taking seriously all measures it can apply to address housing problems in areas of urban pressure. With this in mind, the President just passed a new bill that makes possible for the municipalities to worsen the municipal taxes on vacant buildings.

Portugal: the best country to retire in 2019

Good weather, great scenery and fascinating culture as well as political stability and easy assurance of legal residency are the aspects to crown Portugal as one of the best places today to retire.

Knowing Oporto in 10 steps, a guide by El País

For us is pretty amazing that our country is being appreciated overseas, so we decided to share a panoply of incredible things you can do in Oporto, one of the biggest and most beautiful cities in Portugal.

How Brexit can impact Portugal

With the most recent rejection of the UK’s withdrawal agreement, the Brexit theme is causing more uncertainty than ever.
In a decisive week for both the United Kingdom and the European Union, also Portugal should be wary about the future, here’s why.

Christmas in Portugal: What to do, eat & drink

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… The Christmas Holiday is one of the most beautiful holidays in Europe, and if you’re planning to celebrate the Portuguese way, find out how, where and what to do during this festive season.

Portugal: 2nd Year Best Destination in the World 2018

Portugal is still on the limelight. Tourism is still booming and the Real Estate Market keeps being a strong area to invest, with prices continuing to rise. And, for the second year straight, Portugal was named “World’s Leading Destination” by the World Travel Awards along with the Portuguese Capital being one of the big winners: Lisbon was elected “Best City Destination” and “Best Destination for a City Break”.

Portugal at the Top 5 Countries to Retire and Travel Alone

The 2017 Best Countries in the World report has been released and these are the countries that conquered diverse nominations. Portugal ranked 24 in the global ranking and is considered to be one of the best countries to travel alone. It also ranks highly as one of best countries to retire comfortably, moving up 9 positions since 2016.

5 Reasons to Choose Living in Portugal over Anywhere Else

Find 5 of the innumerous reasons to move to an incredible country like Portugal, by a company specialized in researching and reporting on opportunities for living well, investing for profit and owning real estate around the world.