Intendente is one of the most pulsating areas of Lisbon, just a short walk from Campo Mártires da Pátria, Mouraria and Martim Moniz. But it wasn’t always like this. In recent years, Intendente has been through a massive transformation, emerging from a lightly rundown area to one of Lisbon’s coolest neighbourhoods and a hotspot for artists and hipsters. The extreme makeover has attracted new residents, tourists and investors who have renovated a number of historic buildings turning them into modern properties for sale in Intendente. The architecture in Intendente is a mix between the traditional townhouses of Mouraria and the neoclassical mansions of Baixa. Explore our apartments for sale in Intendente in what is considered the most multicultural area of Lisbon.
The architecture in Intendente is a mix between the traditional townhouses of Mouraria and the neoclassical mansions of Baixa. Property developments and apartments for sale in Intendente are in keeping with the neighbourhood’s trendy vibe – you will find loft-style conversions with concrete ceilings and shared gardens and contemporary apartments, usually preserving the original façades with newly-renovated interiors. A great example is Privato with apartments that feature marble bathrooms, spacious rooms, high-end finishes and beautiful city and garden views. The property also benefits from access to a communal swimming pool and parking (which is quite a rarity!).
Intendente is fast-evolving into one of Lisbon’s coolest neighbourhoods along with the neighbouring barrios of Mouraria and Anjos. Intendente is an exciting place to invest in. Bubbling with excitement, blossoming into its potential, it draws parallels with London’s East-End or New York’s Meat-Packing district. Prices have yet to jump up as much as central Lisbon, and you can find high-quality properties for sale in Intendente for between €4,500 to €6,500 per square metre. Due to its trendy reputation and central location, properties here are an attractive place for buy-to-let and short-term rentals, as well as to invest in whole buildings for commercial use. It is also ideal for investors wishing to take advantage of the Portuguese Golden Visa Programme and the tax benefits of the Non-Habitual Residents Programme.
Once frequented by the residents from the slightly darker side of society, Intendente is now an attractive investment opportunity for locals and international clients looking for properties for sale. One of the big draws for the city’s younger generation and the tourists who have started to flock here is its location, just 10 minutes by foot from Baixa, which is considered by many to be the heart of the city. Unlike most of Lisbon, the neighbourhood is also predominantly flat, which proves a draw for young families.
Intendente is known for its pop-up restaurants, concerts, markets, art exhibitions and interesting bars. Portuguese tiles play a very important part in the country’s history and culture and in Indentende you will find the iconic Viúva Lamego, a famous tile studio and factory. Another must-see is the art nouveau architecture of 1908 Lisboa Hotel. Intendente is also close to Graça, where you will find Miradouro da Senhora do Monte with one of the best panoramic views of the city, especially over Mouraria neighbourhood and São Jorge Castle.