Facing the big lodges of port wine to which it gave its name across the river Douro, Porto is Portugal´s second largest city and there is a certain feeling of rivalry towards Lisbon. But although its ancient roots have been preserved with pride, a modern and lively commerce makes it a thriving city and its traditional importance as an industrial center does not diminish the charm and character of its old quarters or even of the newer and busy avenues, shopping centers and quiet residential blocks.
The Cathedral area deserves to be explored, with its various monuments, such as the Renaissance church of Santa Clara, and the densely populated quarter of Barredo, which appears not to have changed since medieval times.
The riverside quarter of Ribeira is also delightful, with narrow streets, typical houses and picturesque life-style: it has been recently restored and now includes fashionable restaurants and bars. Equally lively and colourful is the market of Bolhão, where you can buy almost anything, but more elegant shops can be seen nearby, especially the jewelleries and leather goods shops in the Baixa (down-town).
Porto affords many other attractions, monuments and museums, as well as a cultural agenda which has been steadily improving. With a well-known gastronomy and hospitable population, it is also the starting point to explore the river Douro in an unforgettable journey upstream.
About the Project
While the ancient roots of Portugal’s second city have been proudly preserved, it is also modern and lively. Porto’s traditional importance as an industrial center does not mean that it is lacking charm and character.
Some of the city’s small-scale, colorful neighborhoods seem to have not changed since medieval times. But if you look more closely you’ll see that they’ve been recently restored and include many fashionable restaurants and bars. Porto has many attractions, monuments, and museums, as well as outstanding gastronomy and a cultural agenda that is constantly improving. It’s also the starting point for an incredible journey exploring the Douro Valley.
Alegria is a project with 16 exclusive, fully equipped, and furnished duplex apartments in the heart of Portugal’s second city.
The development occupies a rehabilitated 19th-century building in a central location that is well known for its authenticity and charm. It is a 10-minute walk from top boutiques, attractions, restaurants, and the city’s main square.
The investment qualifies for the Portuguese Golden Visa program (ARI/Golden Visa).Click to download Investment Plan PDF version
The Exit Plan
Portuguese Golden Visa
The Golden Visa Program is one of the fastest and more reliable choices for foreign investors or third-country nationals who want to be granted a residence permit, through investment activities conducted within Portugal territory. The main benefits of the program are the various choices of investments, a quick and unbureaucratic procedure and, lastly, a minimal requirement for residency. This makes the portuguese Golden Visa the fastest-growing investment immigration program in Europe.
Who is golden Visa intended for
The Portuguese Golden Visa Program is intended for all third-country nationals who exercise an investment activity, either personally or through a company incorporated in Portugal or in another EU State and having a permanent establishment in Portugal.
Why invest in Portugal
The Portugal Golden Visa program has proven to be one of the most popular schemes in Europe, attracting many investors due to its flexibility and the benefits provided.
Since its launching in 2012, the Golden Visa program has been actively promoted internationally by the Portuguese Government, allowing the investors to obtain a residency permit, which may include its family.
Real Estate Investment
The property market in Portugal like many southern European countries suffered from the credit crisis and prices in 2015 are typically 20% – 30% below their peak. However there is a clear turn in the market and property above the €500,000 investment visa limit is seeing huge demand particularly in the capital, Lisbon.
Investors buying into the real estate market in Portugal for the Golden Visa now have excellent prospects for capital gain in the coming years. Advice is recommended for serious buyers as there are clear distinctions between typical vacation homes on the coast in Portugal and city properties such as Lisbon.
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Services / Activities
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10 minutes to Oporto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
10 minutes from the main attractions and top shops
Residence permit for the whole family under option of family regroup
Portuguese citizenship if all requirements are met
Access to the law and courthouse resources
Work legally in Portugal
Residence Permit, eligible to permanent residence permit
Access to healthcare system
Travel visa-free around the Schengen Zone