Borba is the center of a small administrative area, but fiercely proud of its identity. This identity dates back to the very foundation of Portugal as a nation-state, as evidenced by the castle and city walls commissioned by King Alfonso II.
It is not known whether local delicacies and the famous wine produced here were responsible for the chubby king’s nickname. But it’s highly likely…
Other reasons must have led the Order of the Servants of Christ (Servants of Christ) to build their convent here. A sign that this choice was not made in vain can be seen at the Museu dos Cristos, in Vila de Lobos, where for many years it was possible to visit one of the largest collections of representations of Christ in Portugal.
All of this can also be related to the festival held on the weekend closest to August 15th and dedicated to Nosso Senhor dos Aflitos.
But Borba is also famous for its marble, which has been used in buildings across the country and the rest of the world and is now one of the region’s most important economic resources.
Visit Borba, dazzle your eyes with its beauty, drink a glass of white or red wine along with some local cheese or sausage and you’re sure to want to come back one day!
About the Project
Borba is one of those cities in the interior of Portugal that would be easy to go unnoticed if it weren’t for its magnificent past. The Real Convento das Servas is a cornerstone of that past that earned this region its place in history. Built in the 15th-century hermitage where the Confraternity of Servos de Nossa Senhora used to function, a structure was bequeathed to the Franciscan Order of the Province of Algarves at the beginning of the 18th century. It quickly became one of the most important buildings in Portugal. Its decorations depict a transition from Baroque to Rococo. With the extinction of religious orders in the 19th century, the church fell into ruins. However, it retains its structural integrity, making it ripe for rebirth. Now it’s a place to connect and celebrate history.
The development is a full-service boutique hotel in a historic building in Borba. The project consists of the total rehabilitation of an old convent from 1604 with one of the most precious cloisters in southern Portugal. It will bring the Borba wine experience to a 4-star hotel, with a strong connection to the vineyard, a key element of the region with 55 rooms, 45 exclusive villas with plunge pools, spa, outdoor pool, restaurant, bar, and indoor events space and external.
The investment qualifies for the Golden Visa (ARI/Golden Visa) program
The Exit Plan
Guarantee of up to a 4% return rate, starting from the first year of operation of the Hotel.
Funds returns guarantee* after the first year of operation with the following progression.
*Retain profits in a fund to guarantee the funds return.
After two years – 50% of the funds return
After three years – 60% of the funds return
After four to five years – 70% of the funds return
After seven years – 100% of the funds guarantee
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
There is no information about the services.
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