Portugal is the new epicenter of the famous, who buy house in the country attracted by the calmness and security.
The landing of Madonna in Lisbon has confirmed the trend that reaches from Monica Bellucci to Christian Louboutin: Portugal is the new epicenter of celebrities, who buy house in the country attracted by the calmness and security of the considered European.
The charm of Lisbon, the beaches of the Algarve and the plains of the Alentejo have won in seduction in recent months without it is clear how the raiding began, although many point to that it began on a large scale when actor John Malkovich said he wanted to retire in Portugal.
Among the first to move from desire to reality are the designers Christophe Sauvat and Christian Louboutin, the creator of shoes that always walk in red, and that has for years with house in Lisbon and refuge in the Alentejo region.
They are the solid beginnings of a trend that draws strength between the "celebrities" that turn Portugal into their second home and enjoy the sun and the Portuguese character, away from the topics and endowed with a warmth that the residents also praise, Eric Cantona or Monica Bellucci.
As a curious note, it seems that both Madonna and Phil Collins are interested in acquiring the same property in the central Lisbon neighborhood of Chiado, five floors and priced at around 25 million euros ($ 28.1 million).
In addition, the sale of all types of houses has increased, from 87.215 in 2014 to 127.106 in 2016, but in luxury the push, without concrete data due to the secrecy of customers and operators, responds according to experts to the opening to Foreign investment, quality of life and, above all else, security.