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Real Convento das Servas Hotel Villas Spa


Given a town charter by King Dinis, Borba is the centre of an administrative area which is small but fiercely proud of its identity. This identity dates back to the very foundation of Portugal as a nation-state, as proved by the castle and city walls ordered built by King Afonso II.

It is not know whether local delicacies and the famous wine produced here were responsible for the chubby king’s nickname. But it is highly likely…

Other reasons must have led the Order of Servas de Cristo (Servants of Christ) to build their convent here. A sign that this choice was not made in vain can be seen in the Museu dos Cristos (Christ Museum) in Vila de Lobos, where for many years one could visit one of the largest collections of depictions of Christ in Portugal.

All of this can also be related to the festival held on the weekend nearest to August 15 and dedicated to Nossa Senhor Jesus dos Aflitos. But Borba is also famous for its marble which has been used in buildings all over the country and the rest of the world and which is now one of the area’s most important economic resources.

Visit Borba, feast your eyes on its beauty, drink a glass of white or red wine along with some local cheese or sausage, and you will certainly 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 overlook if it were not for its magnificent past. The Real Convento das Servas is a cornerstone of that past that has earned this region its place in history. Built on the 15th-century hermitage where the Brotherhood of the Servants of Our Lady worked, the structure was bequeathed to the Franciscan Order of the Algarves Province in the early 1600s.

It soon became one of the most important edifices in Portugal. Its decorations depict the transition from baroque to rococo. With the extinction of the religious orders in the 19th century, the church fell into ruin. However, it retained its structural integrity, making it ripe for rebirth. It is now a place to connect with and celebrate history.

A full-service boutique hotel in a historic property in Borba. The development is a complete rehabilitation of an ancient convent with one of the most precious cloisters in southern Portugal. It will bring the Borba wine experience to a fourstar hotel, with a strong connection to the vineyards, a key element of the region.

It is designed as a boutique hotel with 70 rooms and 25 exclusive villas with plunge pools, spa, outdoor pool, restaurant, bar and indoor and outdoor event space.

Investment Plan

The investment qualifies for the Portuguese Golden Visa program (ARI/Golden Visa).

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 with 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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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

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