Monday, 12 December 2011

TOP 10 PLACES TO BUY IN 2012!

The International Property magazine Place in the Sun has just revelead the list of the TOP 10 PLACES TO BUY IN 2012

  1. Spain
  2. France
  3. Portugal - Portugal continues in the same place as last year when passed from the 4th to 3rd, this is an evidance that it is still a great place to invest!
  4. Italy
  5. USA
  6. Turkey
  7. Greece
  8. Cyprus
  9. Caribbean - New Entry
  10. Malta - Was 9 last year
For information and details on properties in portugal please do not hesitate to contact us!

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Thursday, 8 December 2011

New YouTube Channel - Portugal Silver Coast

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Hi all!

We are proud to announce we have just made substantial changes to our YouTube channel.

We invite to have a look on: http://www.youtube.com/PortugalSilverCoast

Here you can view several suggested videos about Portugal and its culture!

You can access our channel at any time just by going to our website and clicking on the YouTube logo on the right side on the FOLLOW US section.

Always improving our communications with clients!
 

Richard W. Gomes

Managing Director


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Monday, 28 November 2011

FADO - World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

Portuguese traditional music "FADO" was recognized by the UNESCO to be World Cultural Heritage

We are proud to share with all of you that the portuguese traditional music called "FADO" was recognized this weekend 

Fado has just been given World Heritage status by UNESCO, meaning it’s protected as “intangible cultural heritage of humanity,” joining other unique cultural expressions such as the tango and flamenco. This musical style (which is actually more like a poetic recital) is strongly connected to the streets of Lisbon where it was born and has come to be symbolic of the Portuguese soul. Those interested in listening to Fado should look for the greatest Fado diva of all time, Amalia Rodrigues. She defined the style of the genre and has influenced an entire generation of young singers. The album to get is “The Art of Amalia Rodrigues” which should be available wherever World Music is sold. The queen of the new generation of “fadistas” is Grammy-nominated Mariza, and her album “Fado em Mim” is a great introduction to the singer and Fado music itself.

Not Fado but greatly representative of the sound of Lisbon is Madredeus, a band that received great acclaim and worldwide success in the 1990s. Their “Best Of” collection is called “Antologia” where you’ll hear their now-classic hits mixing the influences of Fado and modern folk. A former member has gone solo to great success, with his album “Cinema” having been considered one of the albums of the year by Billboard magazine in 2004. That’s Rodrigo Leão, a musician/composer with an obvious passion for Lisbon reflected in his music.
Also mixing Lisbon’s Fado with folk and pop is Dulce Pontes, a well-known name in World Music. Her biggest hit is “Canção do Mar,” first performed by Amália Rodrigues. You’ve heard that song if you watched the movie “Primal Fear” (starring Richard Gere) or the NBC/TNT drama “Southland” (it’s the theme song). Pontes’ “Best Of” CD is one of the top-selling Portuguese albums of all time.

To understand the relevance of Fado in Lisbon and on Portuguese culture in general, visit the Fado Museum whenever you’re in the city.

taken from golisbon.com

Follow these links to learn more about FADO.
FADO song Mariza

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Thursday, 10 November 2011

1,8 million euros Investment in the Lagoon of Obidos - Silver Coast

1,8 million euros Investment in the Lagoon of Obidos
 
The portuguese Government has just approved and ordered sand dredging in the Lagoon of Obidos, located in Foz do Arelho - Silver Coast.
 
The project is meant to take about 6 months ending before the Summer of 2012, the sand will be used to extend the beach extension and make it possible for the connection between the Atlantic Ocean and the Lagoon to work propertly.
 
In total it is expected to remove 350.000 cubic metres of sand and the operations will start until the end of this month (November, 2011)
 
It is good to know that despite the economic crisis, the Government is concerned about the situation of the Lagoon of Obidos.
The connection between the Atlantic Ocean is crucial to the survival of the eco-system and preservation of the fish habitat.
 
There are large amount of families that earn their income with the fishing activities in the Lagoon which would be in risk if this investment did not happen now!
 
by Richard @ TOPcasas SIlver Coast Estate Agents
 

Richard W. Gomes

Managing Director


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Saturday, 9 July 2011

Medieval Festival in Obidos - 7th to the 24th of July

July - Obidos medieval fair is on
 
Medieval Fair in Obidos - 7th to the 24th of July
 
For the 10th year the town of Óbidos will travel again back in time and recreate the customs and spirit of medieval Europe.
 
Flowing vibrant banners and heraldic flags, wizards, jugglers,
court jesters, wandering minstrels, musicians and mimes provide the vivacious merriment.
 
Craft demonstrators and some 100 food, beverage and merchandise vendors take visitors to a time that has long passed.
 
The afternoon concludes with jousting knights on horseback.

Entertainment activities take place in all three stages of the Old Arms Square and in random areas of the fair. Visitants will also come upon two civil and military camp sites, replicas of assault weapons, surgical and domestic tools, and different animals, such as horses, ponies, donkeys, falcons and snakes.

Visitors can also enjoy a “medieval” style meal. Hearty soups, grilled meat and sausages, snails, cod, quail, rabbit, hog, lamb and squid are only some of the tasty delights offered by almost 20 taverns spread throughout the marketplace.

Whoever wishes may also exchange Euros for the local currency of the fair: the TORREÃO.
This coin was created especially for this event and is equivalent to the Euro. There is no exchange rate and you can take these coins home as souvenir.
 
 
TOPcasas Silver Coast Estate Agents, 9th of July 2011

For more details or info please do not hesitate to contact us!

Richard W. Gomes

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Berlengas Island in the Silver Coast was classified by UNESCO as a World Natural Reserve

Berlengas Island in the Silver Coast has just been classified by UNESCO as a World Natural Reserve
 
The Berlenga Island is about 7 miles from the Peniche Port (Portugal).

It is 1500 meters long and 800 meters wide, with a perimeter of 4000 meters and reaches 88 meters at its highest point and –30 meters at its lowest.

It is a region of great interest for botanical specialists with several endemic species and species of limited distribution.
Important nesting spot for some species of ocean birds (such as the guillemot - Airo uria aalge- , a symbol of the reserve), and a passing point for several migratory species.

It is a Maritime Natural Reserve of great wild life richness, particularly ichthyology.
 
Visits are possible, but restricted, by boat that can be accessed by the Port of Peniche.
The islands is a fantastic scene for observing the natural caves on a boat guided visit.
There is a restaurant that serves fantastic fish meals!
 
We invite you to visit the Berlegas Islands! Worth while!
 
For more information's or details please feel free to contact us!

Richard W. Gomes

Managing Director


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Saturday, 18 June 2011

24 hours Catamaran Race - Lagoa Obidos - Silver Coast

24 hours Catamaran Race - Lagoa Obidos - Silver Coast
 
TOPcasas Silver Coast Estate Agents, has the pleasure to announce that the Lagoon Sailing School (ESCOLA DE VELA DA LAGOA) will be organizing the annual edition of the Lagoons 24 hours
 
The following text was taken from ESCOLA DE VELA WEBSITE.
 
The exact dates vary each year, but a full moon illuminating the Lagoon is mandatory! 
 
This year’s event will be the 10th annual edition!  On June 18th and 19th, 2011, the teams will once again take to the Lagoon in what is set to be the best year so far!  These are the “24 hours on the Lagoon”!
 
Organized by ESCOLA DE VELA DA LAGOA and with the sponsorships of various organizations along with our local maritime authority, the “LAGOON’S 24 HOURS” has become an unforgettable event for all those who participate. 
We sail catamaran’s non-stop for 24 hours on a course of approx. 165 nautical miles (~300km).
 
But the excitement is not just on the Lagoon!  ESCOLA DE VELA DA LAGOA animates the shoreline with workshops, activities and music. 
By nightfall we enjoy a fantastic buffet barbeque dinner which reunites participants, guests and friends in a fabulously fun party!
 
Keeping the comfort and safety of our participants in mind, ESCOLA DE VELA DA LAGOA remains open and operational for the entire period!  
 
The coffee-shop is available for refreshments and light meals, and the change-rooms are available for hot showers! 
A section of the beach is also reserved for camping tents since a restful nap is always a welcome relief for tired team-mates who take turns sailing their catamarans.
 
ESCOLA DE VELA DA LAGOA cordially invites you to participate in this ever-growing event! 
This year promises to be bigger and better than ever! 
Sailing a moonlit Lagoon is an incredible experience! 
 
Even more important are the memories of an enjoyable and unique event with friends and family. 
 
We are sure you will enjoy participating in it as much as we enjoy hosting it!
 
See you during the full moon!

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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Jet Ski Event on the Foz do Arelho beach on the Silver Coast

 
We have the pleasure to announce that on the next 11th and 12th of June will take place on the Foz do Arelho beach the 5th round of the National Championship of Portugal.
 
For more details or information do not hesitate to contact us.
 
With kindest regards,
 

Richard W. Gomes

Managing Director


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Saturday, 14 May 2011

TOPcasas Silver Coast Estate Agents now also in Norway!

PRESS RELEASE
 
TOPcasas signs a collaboration agreements with Port-Invest.
TOPcasas Silver Coast Estate Agents now also in Norway!
 

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Dear clients and friends,

We have the pleasure to announce that we have signed a partnership agreement with the company Port Invest.
This company is based in Norway and has been in business for about 4 years, bringing to Portugal property investors from Norway / Finland / Sweden / Denmark.
 
The collaboration agreement passes by exchange of representation on each company home country.
This way our office in Foz do Arelho is the base for Port Invest in Portugal and the office of Port Invest will be the base of TOPcasas in Norway.
 
Port Invest is currently launching a project with the name "Lagoa Hills" located in a unique location on the Lagoon of Óbidos, in Foz do Arelho - Silver Coast - Portugal, composed by 7 building plots with fantastic views to the Lagoon and Atlantic Ocean.
 
Each plot has more than 2.000 square metres and project fully approved for the construction of one villa.
 
With prices starting on the low two hundred thousand euros.
From all plots three were already sold.
 
For more details or information please do not hesitate to contact us.
 
With kind regards,

Richard Gomes
Managing Director

TOPcasas - Estate Agents for the Silver Coast
Rua Fernando Quaresma, 1 - 2500-486-Foz do Arelho - Óbidos - Silver Coast -PORTUGAL
Cell phone: + 351 964 28 28 22 - Office + 351 262 183 332
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Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Classic Cars Event Silver Coast

Classic Cars Event Silver Coast
by TOPcasas Silver Coast Estate Agents
 
On the next 14th and 15th of May will take place in Caldas da Rainha - Renault Sales Office an event with Classic Cars called "Lizauto Motor Show".
 
This will start with defencive driving training lessons on Saturday morning with continuation on Sunday morning to.
 
Saturday afternoon visitors will be able to view an Exhibit of Classic cars of all kinds.
 
Fore more details or information please feel free to contact us.

Richard W. Gomes

Managing Director


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Monday, 9 May 2011

1st Sea Food Festival in Foz do Arelho, Silver Coast

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From the 12th to the 15th of May will take place the 1st Sea Food Festival in the Community Centre in Foz do Arelho, Silver Coast
 
Visitors will be able to taste fresh sea food from the Óbidos Lagoon cooked by locals.
 
Programme:
12 and 13th of May, starting at 7 pm
14 and 15th of May, starting at 11.30 am

 

Any funds raised will be donated to the Community Centre in Foz do Arelho.

 

 

Richard W. Gomes

Managing Director



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1st Sea Food Festival in Foz do Arelho, Silver Coast

From the 12th to the 15th of May will take place the 1st Sea Food Festival in the Community Centre in Foz do Arelho, Silver Coast
 
Visitors will be able to taste fresh sea food from the Óbidos Lagoon cooked by locals.
 
Programme:
12 and 13th of May, starting at 7 pm
14 and 15th of May, starting at 11.30 am

 

Any funds raised will be donated to the Community Centre in Foz do Arelho.

 

 

Richard W. Gomes

Managing Director



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