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If you are planning on moving to Portugal, MCR has the expertise and the local knowledge to tailor the move to your specific needs.

Moving to Portugal from another EU country is relatively straightforward. This has made Portugal a popular destination for retirees from wealthier European countries.

Many people choose to move to Portugal to take advantage of the warm climate and proximity to glorious beaches and outstanding natural beauty.

Portugal’s environment is perfect for enjoyment and exploration,especially beaches and coastline are never far away, while the climate is beautifully temperate for most of the year. There are plenty of opportunities for walking amongst nature, particularly once you get away from the cities.

While Portugal might not be as strong economically it is an amazing tourist and expat destination, with a diverse and rich history and a culture that welcomes foreigners. Living costs in Portugal are lower than in many Western European countries, and there are thousands of stunning locations to visit, so if you are looking for a slightly different lifestyle, you will enjoy living in Portugal.

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A few interesting facts about Portugal

1. Portuguese people were a key factor to the Age of Exploration. They helped discover several lands unknown to the Europeans in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

2. The VASCO DA GAMA BRIDGE in Lisbon is the longest bridge in Europe with a total length of 17,185 meters.

3. Portugal’s most famous export and its national drink is Port – it is fortified wine made by adding grape spirit, or brandy, to the wine before fermentation ends, making it sweet and very alcoholic at around 20 percent proof. The wine is then aged in oak barrels or steel containers for between two and six years before bottling. Port wine grapes are only grown on the steeply terraced hillsides of the Douro valley near Porto, one of the world’s oldest established wine producing regions and UNESCO World Heritage site.

4. Portugal has the largest cork oak forests in the world and its cork oak is protected by law. Cork is stripped from the trunk of the cork oak every nine years without damaging the tree.

5. The University of Coimbra in Portugal was established in 1290 and is among the oldest universities in Europe.

6. Women in Portugal live longer than men in the country as the life expectancy of women is almost six years more than that of men.

7. In October 2011, Garrett McNamara caught the biggest wave (+30 m / 90 ft) ever surfed to date at Praia do Norte in Nazaré. Portugal has a coastline that spans 800 kilometres and it’s known to be one of the world’s top surf spots!

8. Portuguese Jesuit missionaries invented tempura and Piri-piri sauce.
Also, they created the “pastel de nata” or “pastel de Belém”, the famous and delicious Portuguese custard tart.

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