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HOUSES & HOMES, LISBOA & PORTUGAL

MADEIRA ISLAND

Madeira was claimed by Portuguese sailors in the service of Prince Henry the Navigator in 1419 and settled after 1420. The archipelago is considered to be the first territorial discovery of the exploratory period of the Age of Discovery.

Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, is an archipelago comprising 4 islands off the northwest coast of Africa. It is known for its namesake wine and warm, subtropical climate. The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River. Capital Funchal has botanic gardens and is known for its harbor and a large New Year’s fireworks show.

Since 2017, it is a popular year-round resort, being visited every year by about 1.4 million tourists,[11] almost five times its population.

The region is noted for its Madeira wine, gastronomy, historical and cultural value, flora and fauna, landscapes (laurel forest) that are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and embroidery artisans. The main harbour in Funchal has long been the leading Portuguese port in cruise liner dockings, receiving more than half a million tourists through its main port in 2017, being an important stopover for commercial and trans-Atlantic passenger cruises between Europe, the Caribbean and North Africa.[12][13] In addition, the International Business Centre of Madeira, also known as the Madeira Free Trade Zone, was created formally in the 1980s as a tool of regional economic policy. It consists of a set of incentives, mainly tax-related, granted with the objective of attracting foreign direct investment based on international services into Madeira.[14] en.wikipedia.org

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FOOD & PEOPLE

PORTUGUESE FOOD

10 MOST POPULAR PORTUGUESE MEALS, ENJOY!

1 – Caldo Verde – Iconic Traditional Portuguese Dish. 2 – Bacalhau or Portuguese Cod Fish – A Treasured Portuguese Food. 3 – Sardines – Celebrated Portuguese Seafood Dishes. 4 – Bifanas – The National Portuguese Sandwich. 5 – Francesinha Sandwich – The Famous Portuguese Food from Porto.

Portuguese dishes include meats (pork, beef, poultry mainly also game (hunting) and others), seafood (fish, crustaceans such as lobster, crab, shrimps, prawns, octopus, and mollusks such as scallops, clams and barnacles), vegetables and legumes (a variety of soups) and desserts (cakes being the most numerous).

The oldest known book on Portuguese cuisine, entitled Livro de Cozinha da Infanta D. Maria de Portugal, from the 16th century, describes many popular medieval dishes of meat, fish, poultry and others.[1] the Portuguese cuisine also has strong French[2] and Mediterranean[5] influences.

A Portuguese breakfast often consists of fresh bread, with butter, ham, cheese or jam, accompanied by coffee, milk, tea or hot chocolate. A small espresso coffee (sometimes called a bica after the spout of the coffee machine, or Cimbalino after the Italian coffee machine La Cimbali) is a very popular beverage had during breakfast or after lunch, which is enjoyed at home or at the many cafés in towns and cities throughout Portugal. Sweet pastries are also very popular, as well as breakfast cereal, mixed with milk or yogurt and fruit. Portuguese love a fresh baked “Pastel de Nata” which is one of their unique pastries. They enjoy it together with a shot of espresso, for breakfast or even as an afternoon treat.

Lunch, often lasting over an hour, is served between noon and 2 o’clock, typically around 1 o’clock and dinner is generally served around 8 o’clock. There are three main courses, with lunch and dinner usually including a soup. A common Portuguese soup is caldo verde, which consists of a base of cooked, then pureed, potato, onion and garlic, to which shredded collard greens are then added. Slices of chouriço (a smoked or spicy Portuguese sausage) are often added as well, but may be omitted, thereby making the soup fully vegan.

Portuguese dishes include meats (pork, beef, poultry mainly also game (hunting) and others), seafood (fish, crustaceanssuch as lobster, crab, shrimps, prawns, octopus, and molluscs such as scallops, clams and barnacles), vegetables and legumes (a variety of soups) and desserts (cakes being the most numerous). Portuguese often consume bread with their meals and there are numerous varieties of traditional fresh breads like broa[6][7][8] which may also have regional and national variations within the countries under Lusophone or Galician influence.[2][9] In a wider sense, Portuguese and Galician cuisine share many traditions and features.[10]

Among fish recipes, salted cod (bacalhau) dishes are pervasive. The most typical desserts are arroz doce (rice pudding decorated with cinnamon) and caramel custard, known as pudim de ovos or flã de caramelo. There is also a wide variety of cheeses made from the milk of sheep, goats or cows. These cheeses can also contain a mixture of different kinds of milk. The most famous are queijo da serra from the region of Serra da Estrela, Queijo São Jorgefrom the island of São Jorge, and Requeijão.[11] A popular pastry is the pastel de nata, a small custard tart often sprinkled with cinnamon.

The influence of Portugal’s former colonial possessions is also notable, especially in the wide variety of spices used. These spices include piri piri (small, fiery chili peppers), white pepper, black pepper, paprika, clove, allspice, cumin and nutmegare used in meat, fish or multiple savoury dishes from Continental Portugal, the Azores and Madeira islands. Cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom, aniseed, clove and allspice are used in many traditional desserts and sometimes in savoury dishes.

Garlic and onions are widely used, as are herbs, such as bay leaf, parsley, oregano, thyme, mint, marjoram, rosemary and coriander being the most prevalent.

Broa was likely introduced by the Suebi as brauþ (bread)

Olive oil is one of the bases of Portuguese cuisine, which is used both for cooking and flavouring raw meals. This has led to a unique classification of olive oils in Portugal, depending on their acidity: 1.5 degrees is only for cooking with (virgin olive oil), anything lower than 1 degree is good for dousing over fish, potatoes and vegetables (extra virgin). 0.7, 0.5 or even 0.3 degrees are for those who do not enjoy the taste of olive oil at all, or who wish to use it in, say, a mayonnaise or sauce where the taste is meant to be disguised. en.wikipedia.org 

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FASHION & LIFESTYLE

SCANDINAVIAN SIMPLICITY!

THE SCANDINAVIAN DREAM…

The Scandinavian Dream and History is to have a Small Little Tiny Summer Fisher Cottage. Where U can Relax, Enjoy and Re-Charge new Battery and inner ‘Light’, of Energy, before the Cold Winter Arrives to the dark North. Being Surrounding and Decorating only, with the Necessary in Life. Due to the small Spaces of Storage and minimal square meters, in the house. Prioritizing Intimacy and Values of Family, Friends and Luxury Time, for Your-Self!

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FASHION & LIFESTYLE

PORTUGUESE LIFE…

The Portuguese Life… is a Fairytale of Living in Heaven and the Hell.. at the Same time. Everything is a Dream and u don’t know what is True or False. Is a Present Storytelling that is fascinating you inner Soul of Beauty of the Atlantic Light. Which express the Kindness of the People. The Great Taste of the Food. The Delicious Port and their Douro Wines mixed with a traditional Portuguese meal. The Green fresh vegetation of Nature mixing with the Rainbow clear Colors… What not to Love!

Is a Country who has a Lot of History… such as the Temple of the Knights… and at the same time old history meets new history where Portugal enter a new Future. Where new People starts to Discover the Beauty of Portugal. But at the same time their bureacracy of a lot of paper work… cost you a lot of time, money and patience. So you have to learn to navigate in a country where 100 years old laws is integrating with the 21-century. So Portugal has Touched my Heart with lots of tears and fascination that I can’t live without…

Enjoy your Journey in Portugal and Everyday is a new Discovery of Life, People, Culture and Food, Wisdom and Laws.

Obrigada!

Your Sincerely

Sofia Wean

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HOUSES & HOMES, LISBOA & PORTUGAL

LISBOA & CASCAIS

T2, 42,3M2 – MISERICÓRDIA, IN THE CHARMING, LISBOA.

Net area (m²): 42,30 m² Gross area (m²): 48 m² Investment: NTypology: T2

Construction year: 1950 Bathrooms: Energy certificate: Condition: Renovated

309 000 €T2 42,30 m² Misericórdia, Lisboa

OFFER OF THE DEED and 1,000 EUR in GIFT CARD.

Fantastic 2 bedroom apartment completely renovated with luxury finishes! Great investment opportunity, with excellent profitability!

T2 apartment, located in the heart of Lisbon, downtown in São Bento, on a 1st floor without elevator, next to the future Santos metro station, the São Bento Palace and the Assembly of the Republic, being reached on foot :

✔ Avenida da Liberdade 20 minutes away
✔ Restauradores Metro 20 minutes away
✔ Estrela Basilica 10 minutes away
✔ Bica elevator 10 minutes away
✔ Ribeira Market 13 minutes away
✔ Santa Catarina viewpoint 8 minutes away
✔ Commerce Square 20 minutes away

The Apartment consists of:

✔ 2 suites with wardrobe
✔ Common room and kitchen in open space
✔ Balcony
✔ Storage area
✔ Use of the lobby.

NOTE: Furniture and decorative items are not included in the final product to be sold.

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HOUSES & HOMES, LISBOA & PORTUGAL

ALMADA, COSTA DA CAPARICA, CACHILAS, TRAFERIA, COVA DA PIEDA – SILVER COAST

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HOUSES & HOMES, LISBOA & PORTUGAL

SEISMBRA, SEXIAL, BARREIRO, MONTIJO – SETUBAL-AREA

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HOUSES & HOMES, LISBOA & PORTUGAL

ALBUFEIRA & LAGO – ALGARVE COAST

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FASHION & LIFESTYLE

THE SIMPLE LIFE

“VIVER NAS ONDAS” – LIVING THE WAVES…

‘THE SCANDINAVIAN SIMPLICITY’

“ – is a Simple ‘Laid-back’ Luxury Life-Style. Relaxing on the Beach. Feel the warm Sun touch your Face, Skin and Body with new strong Life-Energy. A simple home. A cosy ‘hygge’ cottage. Only surrounding yourself with simple practical necessary objects for your Present everyday, of Living in the moment of a minimalistic Life…