Silver Coast

To have a Green Coast, as Portugal does, is already pretty amazing, but the real sensation is its Silver Coast. This name may be flashy, but it also very accurately describes what this coastline looks like: It does have an intriguing silver glow, not just around sunset. What causes this very special visual effect, is hard to say, but it seems to have to do with the omnipresent sand, the boulders on the cliffs and beaches, and of course with the sea and the sun, and maybe even with the kind of pine trees that you'll find right next to most of the beaches.

The region begins less than an hour's drive North of Lisbon and almost stretches all the way up to Porto. The Silver Coast has highly diversified landscapes - and more rivers and streams than any other part of the Iberian peninsula.

Pine tress dominate the forests, but then there is also a significant number of chestnut woods. This tree species is loved by most Northerners - but here is the place where they grow naturally. The region has mountains, plains - and also rolling hills, that sometimes might make you think you're in Ireland.

The country's oldest university you will find in the charming city of Coimbra. The University of Coimbra, which by the way is also one of the oldest academic institutions in the world, was founded in 1290, and it resides in a wonderful mix of old buildings that will also teach you a lot about Portugal's architectural history. Coimbra has a population of just over 100 thousand people. This ancient city is as well the country's most centrally located seaport.

Throughout Portuguese history, Coimbra has been an important trade post, and before Lisbon was chosen, it served as the country's capital. Today, in the world of globalization, it seems the city is entering a new phase of great economic success.

If you travel South from Coimbra, this will soon take you to Marinha Grande, which is a grand old city indeed! You just have to like its nickname: The Crystal City. This name is truly deserved: It is in fact the European capital of the moulding industry. So when you visit and look for a souvenir, the search might take pretty long - as there is just too much to choose from...



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Silver Coast, Portugal

Property type: villa

Added on: 2012/01/10

Villa for sale or rent - Silver Coast, Portugal

Villa with a built area of 315 sq. metres. Shares the pool and garden areas with the condominium and has excellent views of the Obidos Lagoon. Very close to the beach and within 50 minutes of Lisbon airport. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for rent or sale)
Price: € 260 000
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Location: Silver Coast, Portugal
Property type: villa

Added on: 2012/01/10

Luxury villa in Foz do Arelho - Silver Coast, Portugal

Luxury villa of 536 sq. metres, set in a plot of land of about 3570 sq. metres, located in the town of Foz do Arelho, Caldas da Rainha. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for rent or sale)
Price: € 650 000
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Location: Silver Coast, Portugal
Property type: villa

Added on: 2012/01/10

New villa in Foz do Arelho, Caldas da Rainha - Silver Coast, Portugal

New villa of about 460 sq. meters, set in a plot of land of about 1200 sq. meters, located near the beach town of Foz do Arelho, Caldas da Rainha. Up to a 100% financing available. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 640 000
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Location: Silver Coast, Portugal
Property type: villa

Added on: 2012/01/10

Luxury villas for sale in town of Foz do Arelho - Silver Coast, Portugal

Luxury villas located in the beach town of Foz do Arelho, near the town of Caldas da Rainha. Composed of 3 bedrooms (1 ensuit), 3 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen, laundry room, 2 car garage and garden. The villas come with underfloor heating, swimming pool and have excellent views over the sea and surroundings. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 560 000
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Location: Silver Coast, Portugal
Property type: villa

Added on: 2012/01/10

Old house for sale in Columbeira - Silver Coast, Portugal

Old house in the centre of Columbeira being completely restored. Set in historical village near amenities and beaches. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 85 000
Size:
Location: Silver Coast, Portugal
Property type: apartment

Added on: 2012/01/10

Building for sale in Caldas da Rainha - Silver Coast, Portugal

Listed building located in the historic centre of Caldas da Rainha. Lisbon airport is an hours drive and the beach at Foz do Arelho is just 10 minutes away by car. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: apartment (for sale)
Price: € 90 000
Size:
Location: Silver Coast, Portugal
Property type: villa

Added on: 2012/01/10

Foz do Arelho - New villa for sale or rent - Silver Coast, Portugal

New villa in Foz do Arelho, Caldas da Rainha. Located within a short walk of the beach at the Lagoon. Lisbon airport is an hours drive away. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for rent or sale)
Price: € 295 000
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Location: Silver Coast, Portugal

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