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Buying a home in Portugal: Essential steps for foreigners

Embarking on the journey to purchasing your dream property in Portugal is an exhilarating endeavor, filled with anticipation and excitement. However, between the moment of envisioning your ideal home and the joyous occasion of savoring a glass of vinho tinto in your new abode lies a series of essential steps and intricacies that require careful navigation. At HomeKey Portugal, we understand the...

Unlock Portuguese: the best path to learning!

Moving to a new city is already an emotionally challenging decision; moving to a different country presents an even greater array of challenges. From habits, customs, and rules, to gastronomy, culture, and climate, those who move countries often encounter a new language - which, while not a challenge in some latitudes, becomes more difficult when dealing with a less universal language, such as Portuguese!...

Xmas message from HomeKey Portugal

Dear Valued Clients, Supporters, Friends, and Family, As the holiday season unfolds, we at HomeKey Portugal extend our heartfelt gratitude to each of you. Your unwavering support, trust, and loyalty have been the pillars of our success throughout the year. This festive season, we want to express our sincerest thanks to our clients for choosing HomeKey as your business partner. Your journey is our...

The Schist Houses of Beira Baixa

Portugal is a country filled with architectural treasures, from majestic palaces to picturesque villages. Among these wonders, the “xisto” (schist) houses of Beira Baixa stand out as a unique example of traditional architecture that enchants visitors from around the world. In this article, we will explore the characteristics, history, and advantages of these houses, as well as some classified...

Traditions and myths of Beira Baixa Region

Understanding the personality and way of life of the people around us and the localities we are part of, requires knowing a little about their ancestral past and their traditions and myths that have shaped their personality and way of life. Learning about how they were raised, and the traditions of their ancestors is a way to better understand the region and, therefore, achieve better integration. Let's...

Picture Perfect Portugal – Ciconia Cegonha

During one of my many trips through central Portugal, I was able to take this detailed picture of a stork couple in their nest. Did you also notice the white storks nesting in the tall trees, chimneys and poles? Also the stork feels at home in Portugal! Cegonha is stork in Portuguese, which is not much different from the official name of the white stork: Ciconia. Stork Nests Their nests are often very...

Picture Perfect Portugal – Cat & Mouse

Portugal is full of interesting landscapes, people and animals with triggering, inspiring and awing moments. In this blog theme I share the most specials clicks I made in Portugal. ´Picture Perfect Portugal´. While I was driving through a idyllic village I spotted a beautiful building with old, wooden doors and in front of one of the doors was a cat sitting very static as they can be. It was the perfect...

Picture Perfect Portugal – Shepherd

Portugal is full of interesting landscapes, people and animals with triggering, inspiring and awing moments. In this blog theme I share the most specials clicks I made in Portugal. ´Picture Perfect Portugal´. Manuel the Shepherd You can find goat shepherd Manuel every afternoon walking around the pastures of his village with his herd of goats. When he saw me approaching he said; you come to take a...

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