April 7, 2010

Living in Portugal

In "Living in Portugal" Anne de Stoop shares her infectious delight for Portugal via a tour of the diverse country: the Minho and Douro regions in northern Portugal, renowned for their fertile landscapes and port wines; the busy markets of Oporto; elegant country estates and lavish gardens, whose sophisticated designs reflect a rich architectural heritage; the urban pleasures and baroque opulence of Lisbon; the sparkling white villages of the sun-drenched Alentejo; and the unspoiled beaches of the Algarve.

Anne De Stoop (Author), Jerome Darblay (Photographer), Caroline Champenois (Photographer). Anne de Stoop, director of the Musee Mathurin Meheut in Lamballe, France, previously worked at the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga in Lisbon. She published several books about the stately homes of Portugal. Jerome Darblay's photographs appear regularly in Interiors and Elle Decoration magazines and were featured in Living in Venice (Flammarion, 2000) and Living in Istanbul (Flammarion, 1994).

Continue reading "Living in Portugal" »

April 6, 2010

Portuguese Property Guide

Portuguese Property Guide - Second Edition - Buying, Renting and Living in Portugal.
Vedna Gavaloo (Author), João Gil Figueira (Author), Marisa Leitão dos Santos (Author)

Comprehensively updated second edition of the bestselling book on Portuguese Property. A detailed and easy to follow guide to buying property and living in Portugal.

Part one of the book deals with working and living in Portugal. It explains all the bureaucratic procedures newcomers are likely to face.

In part two, on buying real estate, the book sets out all the legal formalities for purchase and sale in a straightforward and easy to follow manner.

Continue reading "Portuguese Property Guide" »

April 5, 2010

Working and Living: Portugal

Working and Living: Portugal (Working & Living - Cadogan)

With Cadogan's new Working and Living: Portugal at your side, the move to this striking country will go as smoothly as possible. Everything readers need to know about living and working in Portugal is covered in this invaluable guide, from obtaining visas and work permits to internet services available.

Detailed advice helps to put your dream of moving to Portugal into practice, with tips on how to buy a house, get a job, find schools, and learn Portuguese. Case studies of people who have already made the move to Portugal are dotted throughout the text, giving a personal insight into how life will change. Fascinating facts about Portugal provide some quirky snapshots of this vibrant country.

From the Back Cover:-

If your heart is set on moving to Portugal, this essential book tells you where to start and guides you through every step.

Continue reading "Working and Living: Portugal" »

April 2, 2010

Buying a House in Portugal

Buying a House in Portugal (Buying a House - Vacation Work Pub)

Portugal is one of the most popular countries in Europe with those wanting to buy a second home, or start a new life, overseas. This is in part due to its welcoming climate around the year, which on its south coast is like that of the nearby Mediterranean and further north is warmed by the Gulf Stream. But the country has further attractions; although it is fast catching up with its more sophisticated European neighbours, it still manages to retain an unspoiled picturesque charm and a relaxed, easy-going way of life, especially further away from the bustling tourist developments of the Algarve.

Buying a House in Portugal is a complete guide for anyone considering buying property. It gives essential background information on Portuguese history; culture and the economy; the visa, work permit, and residence regulations; and the way of life in general - including descriptions of the health care and education systems, plus run-downs of food, drink, and shopping.

Continue reading "Buying a House in Portugal" »