House T2 - Center, Portimão Portimão, Portimão
- 114 m2
2 bedroom villa located in the Center of Portimão, close to all kinds of shops and services.
Comprising living room, open space kitchen, two bedrooms (one en suite), two bathrooms and terrace. Sanitana and Geberit tableware.
Portimão is a thriving cosmopolitan city that has become one of the main tourist destinations in the Algarve. In addition to excellent beaches, easy access to golf courses and a wide range of services and entertainment activities, Portimão offers the beauty of the Ria de Alvor. It's a place where fun-loving tourists eager to discover the city's nightlife and leisure activities will be as satisfied as nature lovers who want to spend their days watching migratory birds in the serene landscape of the protected Ria de Alvor.
Spectacular beaches have transformed Portimão into the welcoming and dynamic city it is today. Beaches of fine and golden area, framed by carved cliffs, form the natural landscape of this coast, providing endless sunny days and the practice of a large number of water sports. Sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, diving and deep sea fishing complement the boat trips that explore the caves and natural tunnels or that sail from the Arade River to the city of Silves.
East of Portimão are calm waters, marshy terrain and sand dunes belonging to the protected area of the Alvor estuary, a natural reserve for dozens of species of migratory birds and an atmosphere of natural beauty that can be best admired by boat. In addition to wildlife, the Ria also provides an admirable opportunity to observe the techniques of local workers who calmly carry out the tasks that guarantee them a livelihood: salt harvesting and shellfish and fish farming in the waters of the estuary.
After a sunny day, the city of Portimão offers a lot of fun and activities. The quayside restaurants are perfect to try a local snack, sardines served in homemade bread or a complete meal made up of local soups, followed by a feijoada made with whelks, seafood rice or fried cuttlefish. The traditional sweets and desserts – the “morgados”, the “egg balls” and the “full figs” – are based on local products from the region, such as figs and almonds. The coastal area is ideal for leisurely strolls, and the exclusive Clube Naval offers fabulous restaurants overlooking the harbour.
There are many opportunities for shopping in Portimão, whether in the narrow streets of the historic centre, full of local handicrafts, or in the modern shopping centre. A look at the shops in the historic center is more picturesque and ideal for purchasing local pieces of wicker, lace and embroidery, ceramics and copper utensils. The trendy boutiques in the Praia da Rocha area are also very popular for “indispensable” items for the holidays.
As with most cities and towns along the Algarve coast, the destructive effects of the 1755 earthquake left little sign of Portimão's past splendor. All that remains of the original church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, from the 15th century, is the portal, a gargoyle and a Gothic buttress, the rest will have been rebuilt in the 18th and 19th centuries. The mix of architectural styles of the austere Colégio dos Jesuítas is also due to successive reconstruction works over the centuries, but it houses the largest church in the Algarve and is also worth a visit. Many places of historical interest that bear witness to the presence of the ancient populations of the Algarve can be found further afield. The archaeological site of Abicada contains remains of Roman villas from the 1st and 4th centuries, there is an important cemetery from the Neolithic/Chalcolithic period in Alcalar and the Moorish architecture of the chapels of São João and São Pedro evokes the sacred places where Muslims buried their religious ascetics - the marabouts.
Golf lovers have several courses available, including the Alto Golf and Country Club, the Morgado course and the famous Penina Championship courses.
In Portimão, there will never be anything left to do. If the sun and beaches aren't enough, lots of fun awaits just around the corner.
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- Reference: PTM0655
- Price: 199.000 €
- Living area: 114 m2
- Área de implantação: 57 m2
- Rooms: 2
- Baths: 2
- Construction year: 1951
- Energy certificate: C
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