A unique riverfront property!: for sale

A unique riverfront property!

Moita, Lisbon, Portugal


15 000 000 EUR

Agent: Nuno Boquinhas (Portugal, Azores, Madeira, Mozambique)
Agent Cellphone: +27 84 413 1071
Agent Office Number: +27 84 413 1071
Agent Email Address: nuno@exquisitehotelconsultants.com
Type: Hospitality Project
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 0
Parking: 0
Yield: Not Disclosed

Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of  Portugal, with an estimated population of 505,526 within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2.[5] Lisbon's urban area extends beyond the city's administrative limits with a population of around 2.8 million people, being the 10th-most populous urban area in the European Union. About 3 million people live in the Lisbon metropolitan area, which represents approximately 27% of the country's population. It is mainland Europe's westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. The westernmost portions of its metro area, the Portuguese Riviera, form the westernmost point of Continental Europe, culminating at Cabo da Roca.

Lisbon is recognised as an alpha-level global city because of its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education and tourism. Lisbon is one of two Portuguese cities (alongside Porto) to be recognised as a global city. It is one of the major economic centres on the continent, with a growing financial sector and one of the largest container ports on Europe's Atlantic coast. Additionally, Humberto Delgado Airport served 29 million passengers in 2018, being the busiest airport in Portugal, the 3rd busiest in the Iberian Peninsula and the 20th busiest in Europe. The motorway network and the high-speed rail system of Alfa Pendular links the main cities of Portugal to Lisbon. The city is the 9th-most-visited city in Southern Europe, after Rome, Istanbul, Barcelona, Milan, Venice, Madrid, Florence and Athens, with 3,320,300 tourists in 2017. The Lisbon region has a higher GDP PPP per capita than any other region in Portugal. Its GDP amounts to US$96.3 billion and thus $32,434 per capita.The city occupies the 40th place of highest gross earnings in the world. Most of the headquarters of multinational corporations in Portugal are located in the Lisbon area. It is also the political centre of the country, as its seat of government and residence of the head of state.

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the second-oldest European capital city (after Athens), predating other modern European capitals by centuries. Julius Caesar made it a municipium called Felicitas Julia, adding to the name Olissipo. Ruled by a series of Germanic tribes from the 5th century, it was captured by the Moors in the 8th century. In 1147, the Crusaders under Afonso Henriques reconquered the city and since then it has been the political, economic and cultural center of Portugal.


Phoenician archaeological dig in a cloister of the Lisbon Cathedral.

During the Neolithic period, the region was inhabited by Pre-Celtic tribes, who built religious and funerary monuments, megaliths, dolmens and menhirs, which still survive in areas on the periphery of Lisbon. The Indo-European Celts invaded in the 1st millennium BC, mixing with the Pre-Indo-European population, thus giving rise to Celtic-speaking local tribes such as the Cempsi.

Although the first fortifications on Lisbon's Castelo hill are known to be no older than the 2nd century BC, recent archaeological finds have shown that Iron Age people occupied the site from the 8th to 6th centuries BC. This indigenous settlement maintained commercial relations with the Phoenicians, which would account for the recent findings of Phoenician pottery and other material objects. Archaeological excavations made near the Castle of Sao Jorge (Castelo de São Jorge) and Lisbon Cathedral indicate a Phoenician presence at this location since 1200 BC, and it can be stated with confidence that a Phoenician trading post stood on a site now the centre of the present city, on the southern slope of Castle hill. The sheltered harbour in the Tagus River estuary was an ideal spot for an Iberian settlement and would have provided a secure harbour for unloading and provisioning Phoenician ships. The Tagus settlement was an important centre of commercial trade with the inland tribes, providing an outlet for the valuable metals, salt and salted-fish they collected, and for the sale of the Lusitanian horses renowned in antiquity.

According to a persistent legend, the location was named for the mythical Ulysses, who founded the city when he sailed westward to the ends of the known world.

Roman era

Part of the Cerca Velha (Old Wall), originally built by Romans.

Following the defeat of Hannibal in 202 BC during the Punic wars, the Romans determined to deprive Carthage of its most valuable possession: Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula). The defeat of Carthaginian forces by Scipio Africanus in Eastern Hispania allowed the pacification of the west, led by Consul Decimus Junius Brutus Callaicus. Decimus obtained the alliance of Olissipo (which sent men to fight alongside the Roman Legions against the northwestern Celtic tribes) by integrating it into the empire, as the Municipium Cives Romanorum Felicitas Julia. Local authorities were granted self-rule over a territory that extended 50 kilometres (31 miles); exempt from taxes, its citizens were given the privileges of Roman citizenship, and it was then integrated with the Roman province of Lusitania (whose capital was Emerita Augusta).

Lusitanian raids and rebellions during Roman occupation required the construction of a wall around the settlement. During Augustus' reign, the Romans also built a great theatre; the Cassian Baths (underneath Rua da Prata); temples to Jupiter, Diana, Cybele, Tethys and Idea Phrygiae (an uncommon cult from Asia Minor), in addition to temples to the Emperor; a large necropolis under Praca da Figueira; a large forum and other buildings such as insulae (multi-storied apartment buildings) in the area between Castle Hill and the historic city core. Many of these ruins were first unearthed during the mid-18th century (when the recent discovery of Pompeii made Roman archaeology fashionable among Europe's upper classes).

The city prospered as piracy was eliminated and technological advances were introduced, consequently, Felicitas Julia became a center of trade with the Roman provinces of Britannia (particularly Cornwall) and the Rhine. Economically strong, Olissipo was known for its garum (a fish sauce highly prized by the elites of the empire and exported in amphorae to Rome), wine, salt, and horse-breeding, while Roman culture permeated the hinterland. The city was connected by a broad road to Western Hispania's two other large cities, Bracara Augusta in the province of Tarraconensis (Portuguese Braga), and Emerita Augusta, the capital of Lusitania. The city was ruled by an oligarchical council dominated by two families, the Julii and the Cassiae, although regional authority was administered by the Roman Governor of Emerita or directly by Emperor Tiberius. Among the majority of Latin speakers lived a large minority of Greek traders and slaves.

Olissipo, like most great cities in the Western Empire, was a center for the dissemination of Christianity. Its first attested Bishop was Potamius (c. 356), and there were several martyrs during the period of persecution of the Christians: Verissimus, Maxima, and Julia are the most significant examples. By the time of the Fall of Rome, Olissipo had become a notable Christian center.

Middle Ages

Following the disintegration of the Western Roman Empire there were barbarian invasions; between 409 and 429 the city was occupied successively by Sarmatians, Alans and Vandals. The Germanic Suebi, who established a kingdom in Gallaecia (modern Galicia and northern Portugal), with its capital in Bracara Augusta, also controlled the region of Lisbon until 585. In 585, the Suebi Kingdom was integrated into the Germanic Visigothic Kingdom of Toledo, which comprised all of the Iberian Peninsula: Lisbon was then called Ulishbona.

King Afonso Henrigues reconquered the city from the Almoravid Empire at the 1147 Siege of Lisbon.

On 6 August 711, Lisbon was taken by Muslim forces. These conquerors, who were mostly Berbers and Arabs from North Africa and the Middle East, built many mosques and houses, rebuilt the city wall (known as the Cerca Moura) and established administrative control, while permitting the diverse population (Muladi, Mozarabs, Berbers, Arabs, Jews, Zani and Saqaliba) to maintain their socio-cultural lifestyles. Mozarabic was the native language spoken by most of the Christian population although Arabic was widely known as spoken by all religious communities. Islam was the official religion practised by the Arabs, Berbers, Zanj, Saqaliba and Muladi (muwalladun).

The Muslim influence is still visible in the Alfama district, an old quarter of Lisbon that survived the 1755 Lisbon earthquake: many place-names are derived from Arabic and the Alfama (the oldest existing district of Lisbon) was derived from the Arabic "al-hamma".

For a brief time, Lisbon was an independent Muslim kingdom known as the Taifa of Lisbon (1022–1094), before being conquered by the larger Taifa of Badajoz.

In 1108 Lisbon was raided and occupied by Norwegian crusaders led by Sigurd I on their way to the Holy Land as part of the Norwegian Crusade and occupied by crusader forces for three years. It was taken by the Moorish Almoravids in 1111.

The 1384 Siege of Lisbon in Froissart's Chronicles.

In 1147, as part of the Reconquista, crusader knights led by Afonso I of Portugal besieged and reconquered Lisbon. The city, with around 154,000 residents at the time, was returned to Christian rule. The reconquest of Portugal and re-establishment of Christianity is one of the most significant events in Lisbon's history, described in the chronicle Expugnatione Lyxbonensi, which describes, among other incidents, how the local bishop was killed by the crusaders and the city's residents prayed to the Virgin Mary as it happened. Some of the Muslim residents converted to Roman Catholicism and most of those who did not convert fled to other parts of the Islamic world, primarily Muslim Spain and North Africa. All mosques were either completely destroyed or converted into churches. As a result of the end of Muslim rule, spoken Arabic quickly lost its place in the everyday life of the city and disappeared altogether.

With its central location, Lisbon became the capital city of the new Portuguese territory in 1255. The first Portuguese university was founded in Lisbon in 1290 by King Denis I; for many years the Studium Generale (General Study) was transferred intermittently to Coimbra, where it was installed permanently in the 16th century as the University of Coimbra.

In 1384, the city was besieged by King Juan I of Castille, as a part of the ongoing 1383-1385 Crisis. The result of the siege was a victory for the Portuguese led by Nuno Alvares Pereira.

During the last centuries of the Middle Ages, the city expanded substantially and became an important trading post with both Northern European and Mediterranean cities.

Early Modern

The oldest known image of Lisbon (1500–1510) from the Crónica de Dom Afonso Henriques by Duarte Galvão

Most of the Portuguese expeditions of the Age of Discovery left Lisbon during the period from the end of the 15th century to the beginning of the 17th century, including Vasco da Gama's expedition to India in 1498. In 1506, 3,000 Jews were massacred in Lisbon. The 16th century was Lisbon's golden era: the city was the European hub of commerce between Africa, India, the Far East and later, Brazil, and acquired great riches by exploiting the trade in spices, slaves, sugar, textiles and other goods. This period saw the rise of the exuberant Manueline style in architecture, which left its mark in many 16th-century monuments (including Lisbon's Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery, which were declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A description of Lisbon in the 16th century was written by Damiaso de Gois and published in 1554.

King Manuel I ordered Jeronimos Monastery to be built in Belem, to serve Portuguese discoverers.
Ribeira Palace and the Terreiro do Paco depicted in 1662 by Dirk Stoop.

The succession crisis of 1580, initiated a sixty-year period of dual monarchy in Portugal and Spain under the Spanish Habsburgs. This is referred to as the "Philippine Dominion" (Domínio Filipino), since all three Spanish kings during that period were called Philip (Filipe). In 1589 Lisbon was the target of an incursion by the English Armada led by Francis Drake, while Queen Elizabeth supported a Portuguese pretender in Antonio, Prior of Crato, but support for Crato was lacking and the expedition was a failure. The Portuguese Restoration War, which began with a coup d'etat organised by the nobility and bourgeoisie in Lisbon and executed on 1 December 1640, restored Portuguese independence. The period from 1640 to 1668 was marked by periodic skirmishes between Portugal and Spain, as well as short episodes of more serious warfare until the Treaty of Lisbon was signed in 1668.

In the early 18th century, gold from Brazil allowed King John V to sponsor the building of several Baroque churches and theatres in the city. Prior to the 18th century, Lisbon had experienced several significant earthquakes – eight in the 14th century, five in the 16th century (including the 1531 earthquake that destroyed 1,500 houses and the 1597 earthquake in which three streets vanished), and three in the 17th century.

On 1 November 1755, the city was destroyed by another devastating earthquake, which killed an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 Lisbon residents of a population estimated at between 200,000 and 275,000, and destroyed 85 percent of the city's structures. Among several important buildings of the city, the Ribeira Palace and the Hospital Real de Todos os Santos were lost. In coastal areas, such as Peniche, situated about 80 km (50 mi) north of Lisbon, many people were killed by the following tsunami.

The 1755 Lisbon earthquake devastated Lisbon with an estimated magnitude between 8.5–9.0.

By 1755, Lisbon was one of the largest cities in Europe; the catastrophic event shocked the whole of Europe and left a deep impression on its collective psyche. Voltaire wrote a long poem, Poême sur le désastre de Lisbonne, shortly after the quake, and mentioned it in his 1759 novel Candide (indeed, many argue that this critique of optimism was inspired by that earthquake). Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr also mentions it in his 1857 poem, The Deacon's Masterpiece, or The Wonderful One-Hoss Shay.

After the 1755 earthquake, the city was rebuilt largely according to the plans of Prime Minister Sebastiao Jose de Carvalho e Melo, the Ist Marquis of Pombal; the lower town began to be known as the Baixa Pombalina (Pombaline central district). Instead of rebuilding the medieval town, Pombal decided to demolish what remained after the earthquake and rebuild the city centre in accordance with principles of modern urban design. It was reconstructed in an open rectangular plan with two great squares: the Praca do Rossio and the Praca do Comercio. The first, the central commercial district, is the traditional gathering place of the city and the location of the older cafés, theatres and restaurants; the second became the city's main access to the River Tagus and point of departure and arrival for seagoing vessels, adorned by a triumphal arch (1873) and a monument to King Joseph I.

Modern era

The Proclamation of the Portuguese Republic in 1910.

In the first years of the 19th century, Portugal was invaded by the troops of Napoleon Bonaparte, forcing Queen Maria I and Prince-Regent John (future John VI) to flee temporarily to Brazil. By the time the new King returned to Lisbon, many of the buildings and properties were pillaged, sacked or destroyed by the invaders.

During the 19th century, the Liberal movement introduced new changes into the urban landscape. The principal areas were in the Baixa and along the Chiado district, where shops, tobacconists shops, cafés, bookstores, clubs and theatres proliferated. The development of industry and commerce determined the growth of the city, seeing the transformation of the Passeio Publico, a Pombaline era park, into the Avenida da Liberdade, as the city grew farther from the Tagus.

Lisbon was the site of the regicide of Carlos I of Portugal in 1908, an event that culminated two years later in the establishment of the First Republic.

The Palace of Ajuda was built as a residence for the King of Portugal following the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake.
Queen Maria II National Theatre was built in 1842.

The city refounded its university in 1911 after centuries of inactivity in Lisbon, incorporating reformed former colleges and other non-university higher education schools of the city (such as the Escola Politécnica – now Faculdade de Ciências). Today there are two public universities in the city (University of Lisbon and New University of Lisbon), a public university institute (ISCTE - Lisbon University Institute) and a polytechnic institute (IPL – Instituto Politecnico de Lisboa).

During World War II, Lisbon was one of the very few neutral, open European Atlantic ports, a major gateway for refugees to the U.S. and a haven for spies. More than 100,000 refugees were able to flee Nazi Germany via Lisbon.

During the Estado Novo regime (1926–1974), Lisbon was expanded at the cost of other districts within the country, resulting in nationalist and monumental projects. New residential and public developments were constructed; the zone of Belem was modified for the 1940 Portuguese Exhibition, while along the periphery new districts appeared to house the growing population. The inauguration of the bridge over the Tagus allowed rapid connection between both sides of the river.

Lisbon was the site of three revolutions in the 20th century. The first, the 5 October 1910 revolution, brought an end to the Portuguese monarchy and established the highly unstable and corrupt Portuguese First Republic. The 6 June 1926 revolution would see the end of that first republic and firmly establish the Estado Novo, or the Portuguese Second Republic, as the ruling regime.


The Treaty of Lisbon, which forms the constitutional basis of the European Union, was signed at the Jeronimos Monastery in 2007.

The Carnation Revolution, which took place on 25 April 1974, ended the right-wing Estado Novo regime and reformed the country to become as it is today, the Portuguese Third Republic.

In the 1990s, many of the districts were renovated and projects in the historic quarters were established to modernise those areas, for instance, architectural and patrimonial buildings were renovated, the northern margin of the Tagus was re-purposed for leisure and residential use, the Vasco da Gama Bridge was constructed and the eastern part of the municipality was re-purposed for Expo '98 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Vasco da Gama's sea voyage to India, a voyage that would bring immense riches to Lisbon and cause many of Lisbon's landmarks to be built.

In 1988, a fire in the historical district of Chiado saw the destruction of many 18th-century Pombaline style buildings. A series of restoration works has brought the area back to its former self and made it a high-scale shopping district.

The Lisbon Agenda was a European Union agreement on measures to revitalise the EU economy, signed in Lisbon in March 2000. In October 2007 Lisbon hosted the 2007 EU Summit, where an agreement was reached regarding a new EU governance model. The resulting Treaty of Lisbon was signed on 13 December 2007 and came into force on 1 December 2009.

Lisbon has been the site for many international events and programs. In 1994, Lisbon was the European Capital of Culture. On 3 November 2005, Lisbon hosted the MTV European Music Awards. On 7 July 2007, Lisbon held the ceremony of the "New 7 Wonders Of The World" election, in the Luz Stadium, with live transmission for millions of people all over the world. Every two years, Lisbon hosts the Rock in Rio Lisboa Music Festival, one of the largest in the world. Lisbon hosted the NATO summit (19–20 November 2010), a summit meeting that is regarded as a periodic opportunity for Heads of State and Heads of Government of NATO member states to evaluate and provide strategic direction for Alliance activities. The city hosts the Web Summit and is the head office for the Group of Seven Plus (G7+). In 2018 it hosted the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time as well as the Michelin Gala.

Physical geography

View of the Lisbon metropolitan area, with the Portuguese Riviera to the west of Lisbon and the Setubal Peninsula south of the Tagus River.

Lisbon is situated at the mouth of the Tagus River and is the westernmost capital of a mainland European country.

The westernmost part of Lisbon is occupied by the Monsanto Forest Park, a 10 km2 (4 sq mi) urban park, one of the largest in Europe, and occupying 10% of the municipality.

The city occupies an area of 100.05 km2 (39 sq mi), and its city boundaries, unlike those of most major cities, coincide with those of the municipality. The rest of the urbanised area of the Lisbon urban area, known generically as Greater Lisbon (Portuguese: Grande Lisboa) includes several administratively defined cities and municipalities, in the north bank of the Tagus River. The larger Lisbon metropolitan area includes the Setubal Peninsula to the south.


Lisbon has a Mediterranean climate with mild, rainy winters and warm to hot, dry summers. The average annual temperature is 17.4 °C (63.3 °F), 21.3 °C (70.3 °F) during the day and 13.5 °C (56.3 °F) at night.

In the coldest month – January – the highest temperature during the day typically ranges from 10 to 18 °C (50 to 64 °F), the lowest temperature at night ranges from 3 to 13 °C (37 to 55 °F) and the average sea temperature is 15 °C (59 °F). In the warmest month – August – the highest temperature during the day typically ranges from 25 to 32 °C (77 to 90 °F), the lowest temperature at night ranges from 14 to 20 °C (57 to 68 °F) and the average sea temperature is 20 °C (68 °F).

Among European cities with a population above 500,000, Lisbon ranks among those with the warmest winters (below Valencia or Malaga) and the mildest night time temperatures, with an average of 8.3 °C (46.9 °F) in the coldest month, and 18.6 °C (65.5 °F) in the warmest month. The minimum temperature recorded in Lisbon was −1.2 °C (30 °F) in February 1956 and −1 °C (30 °F) in January 1985. The maximum temperature recorded in Lisbon was 44.0 °C (111.2 °F) on 4 August 2018.

Sunshine hours are 2,806 per year, from an average of 4.6 hours of sunshine duration per day in December to an average of 11.4 hours of sunshine duration per day in July.[54] The annual average rainfall is 774 mm (30.5 in), with November being the wettest month.


The National Coach Museum has the largest collection of royal carriages in the world and is one of Lisbon's most visited institutions.
The National Museum of Ancient Art has one of the largest art collections in the world.

The city of Lisbon is rich in architecture; Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline, Baroque, Modern and Postmodern constructions can be found all over Lisbon. The city is also crossed by historical boulevards and monuments along the main thoroughfares, particularly in the upper districts; notable among these are the Avenida da Liberdade (Avenue of Liberty), Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo, Avenida Almirante Reis and Avenida da República (Avenue of the Republic).

Lisbon is home to numerous prominent museums and art collections, from all around the world. The National Museum of Ancient Art, which has one of the largest art collections in the world, and the National Coach Museum, which has the world's largest collection of royal coaches and carriages, are the two most visited museums in the city. Other notable national museums include the National Museum of Archaeology, the Museum of Lisbon, the National Azulejo Museum, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, and the National Museum of Natural History & Science.

The Belem Tower, one of the most famous and visited landmarks in Lisbon and throughout Portugal.

Prominent private museums and galleries include the Gulbenkian Museum (run by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, one of the wealthiest foundations in the world, which houses one of the largest private collections of antiquaries and art in the world, the Berardo Collection Museum, which houses the private collection of Portuguese billionaire Joe Berardo, the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, and the Museum of the Orient. Other popular museums include the Electricity Museum, the Ephemeral Museum, the Museu da Agua, and the Museu Benfica, among many others.

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Key features

Executive Summary

A unique riverfront property of 170 hectares with a build capacity of 15,000 square metres is for sale on the southern bank of Lisbon’s Tejo river!

The property is 35min by car from the centre of Lisbon.

The proposed use calls for a Masterplan which includes a 5-star resort with a 145 key Historic Hotel, 60 berth Marina with Superyacht capacity, 1,000 square metres Glass Events Pavilion, Championship Links Golf Course, Spa, 24 Eco Villas and Beach Club as the key facility anchors.

The Masterplan is at the conceptual stage….and be may be moulded as the new owner sees fit.

The development cost of these facilities is estimated to be 41 million euros (dependent on final project design details).

The property’s minimum bid price is 15,000,000 (fifteen million) euros.


This is a historical property with a 5 km river frontage on the southern bank of the river Tejo in Lisbon. It connects the communities of Sarilhos Pequenos and Gaio Rosario and is part of the Municipality of the city of Moita (pop. 66,000).

As the crow flies the property is 12,5 km from the centre of Lisbon’s waterfront (35min by car) and is strategically placed with several main arterial roads and airports nearby.

The southern bank of Lisbon generally has 220,000 residents within a 20min catchment area (Cushman Wakefield).

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and has a population of 530,000.

Property Characteristics

Size: 170 hectares (420 acres) It is the largest farm in the district.


  • Manor House & Buildings 4,4%.
  • 7,4 hectares (18,5 acres).
  • Agricultural Land 34,9%.
  • 59,3 hectares (150,6 acres).
  • Cork Forest 11,8%.
  • 20 hectares (44,4 acres).
  • Salt Pans 48,9%
  • 83,3 hectares (206,5 acres)
  • Uniqueness: Natural Harbour.
  • Origin: The main Manor House and
  • outbuildings date back to the early 1600’s.

Original Purpose: The southern bank of Lisbon was the “food basket” for Lisbon and the farm was strategically placed with a natural harbour and plentiful fresh water. Salt was widely harvested in this part of the estuary.

Current Purpose: Corn is grown on the agricultural land and Cork is harvested periodically from the Cork Forest. The salt pans are no longer functioning and the Manor House is uninhabited and in a bad state of repair.

Boundary size approx 10km.

Claim to Fame: The farm was once owned by Lord Bucknall, an English shipping magnate.

Project Details

Concept: A 5-star resort with 145 hotel keys, an 18 hole championship links golf course, 60 berth Marina with a Superyacht capacity, Beach Club, Glass Events Pavilion, Manor gardens and 24 Eco Villas are the anchor attractions.

Construction Index: The property allows for the construction of 15,000 square metres.

Projected Investment: 41million euros (excl land).

Planning Details: The Masterplan has been reviewed by the Mayor and he gave a very positive signal in regard to all it’s contents.


  • There are no other historic hotel, marina and golf estates in Portugal.
  • There are only 3 Marinas in Portugal capable of hosting Superyachts.
  • There are no golf courses on the southern bank of Lisbon.
  • There are no “Visitor” gardens with a luxury Hotel and Marina along the Lisbon coastline.

Project Revenue Streams

  • Historic Hotel Parking.
  • Historic Hotel Rooms and Suites.
  • Modern Golf and Estuary View Suites.
  • Spa.
  • Restaurants.
  • Bars.
  • Meetings.

Eco Villas

  • Short Stay Rental.
  • Long Stay Rental.

Championship Links Golf & Parking

  • Green fees.
  • Driving Range & Chipping Range.
  • Clubhouse Retail, Restaurant, Bar.
  • Clubhouse Events.
  • Equipment Rentals.

Manor House Gardens

  • Gardens Entrance Fees.
  • Organic Restaurant.
  • Farmers market Retail Shop.
  • Pink Flamingo salt pan walks.

Superyacht Marina & Visitors Parking

  • Permanent Berth Fees.
  • Tourism Berth Fees.
  • Marine Retail rental revenue.
  • Café Revenue.
  • Equipment rental Services.

Glass Pavilion Events

  • Room Rentals.
  • Food Revenue.
  • Beverage Revenue.
  • Equipment Rental.

The Opportunity

The Owning family would like to sell this unique property with it’s projected multiple revenue stream capacity and is interested in receiving offers from serious investors in this regard.

The Deal Detail

The investor can purchase either:

the property.


the owning company.

Minimum Offer: 15,000,000 (fifteen million) euros.

Frequently Asked Questions 1

What is the scope, scale and objective of the development?


Integrated Resort development with 145 key Historic Hotel, Spa, 60 berth Marina, 18 hole Golf Course, 1000sqmt Exhibition and Event Pavilion, Beach Club, 24 Eco Villas and Visitor Gardens.


15 000 sq metres of allowed build area on a 170-hectare property.


To provide multiple and sustainable revenue streams that deliver equitable long-term returns to the investor.

Frequently Asked Questions 2

Where can the project be situated, what are its needs in terms of access etc?


All the projected facilities can be located within the site perimeter.


The site is accessed via multiple roads and is within 30 min of an international airport.

The site is also accessible via boat from the river estuary.

Frequently Asked Questions 3

Is the chosen site suitable for the scale and scope of development planned?

Suitable for Scale

The Historical buildings already on-site need to be sustainably preserved. The 15,000 square metres of build area for Hotel and facilities represent only 8,8% of total land area. The 59 hectares available for golf are perfectly adequate to create a Championship course with ample training facilities.

Suitable for Scope

The site’s natural harbour and it’s historical prominence as a Manor House converts rationally to it’s proposed Historic Hotel and Marina core. The extensive agricultural “fan-shaped” land, coupled with its scenic riverside and cork forest views, complement the Historic Hotel’s need for “target client revenue-driven amenities” which are Golf, Spa and Event facilities.

Frequently Asked Questions 4

Is there scope for future expansion of the development?


There are numerous surrounding land parcels which could accommodate expansion for:

  • Real Estate.
  • Golf.
  • Amenities such as Equestrian, Racquet, Organic Farm.
  • Hotel(s).

Frequently Asked Questions 5

Are there alternative sites available?


There are NO current sites with these characteristics

Frequently Asked Questions 6

Is there a plan or strategy in existence that would/should guide location and scale?

The Region’s strategic development plan (PDM) calls for a development plan on the site with some of the following characteristics:

  • Preservation of Historic Buildings.
  • Learning.
  • Activities of an Investigative Nature Environment.
  • Tourism.
  • Leisure activities.
  • Subdividing the land will not be permitted.

Frequently Asked Questions 7

Will the Local Authority/community/others be supportive of the project?


Local Authority

The project has been presented to the Mayor of Moita who gave all the Master Plan details a very warm reception and requested it be formally submitted.

Local Community

It is fair to assume that job creation and tourist attractions would benefit the community and be positively received.


Portugal is currently very open to investment and the city of Lisbon is keen to support the development of more tourism attractions.

Frequently Asked Questions 8

If local or sectoral opposition is anticipated how might it be assuaged?



The direct job and business opportunities must be clearly communicated and the locals given first preference to compete for these.


The project must from the outset, commission a Strategic Environmental Assessment and all design criteria should be done in cooperation with recognized environmental certification as a primary “opening day” objective.

Frequently Asked Questions 9

What is the market/need/demand for the planned developments?


Tourism is recording its second year of double-digit growth.


Marinas on the northern bank have very high occupancy levels and limited capacity to take Superyachts.


Portugal is a recognized Golf destination with many hotel/golf resort success stories.

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Is the project likely to attract finance; is it an economic proposition?


Yes, the project is likely to attract finance.

Economic Proposition

The numerous revenue streams qualify this project as an economic proposition.

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What is the competition like?


There are no Historic Hotel, Marina and Golf resorts in Portugal.


There are no 5-star hotels within a 20min radius.


There are 5 courses within a 30min radius. Their standards are good and help solidify the regions quest to become a “golf destination”. None of the surrounding courses has a “LINKS" design.


There are only 2 marinas on the southern bank of the Tejo. None have the capacity to host a Superyacht.

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What permissions or licenses are needed for such a development?


  • Zona Protecção Especial Estuário Tejo.
  • Reserva Ecológica Natural (REN).
  • Zona Sensível do Tejo/Esteiro da Moita.
  • Reserva Agrícola Nacional (RAN).
  • Servidão Militar Aeroporto Lisboa.
  • Servidão Rede Aéreo do Montijo.
  • Sujeito Medidas Preventivas Novo aeroporto Lisboa.
  • Conselho Náutico de Recreio.
  • Administração Porto de Lisboa.
  • Camara Municipal de Moita.


  • Build License.
  • Use Licence for each activity as per governing entity.

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What key technical expertise is needed to develop the project concept and guide it through to implementation?

EU Directive

  • Strategic Environmental Assessment Report.


  • Hotel, Spa and Events Architect & Environmental Consultant.
  • Golf Architect Environmental Consultant.
  • Marina Architect & Environmental Consultant.


  • Financial Feasibility Studies.
  • Technical Feasibility Studies (Golf and Marina).


  • Project Management.


  • Hotel Operator.
  • Spa Operator.
  • Golf operator.
  • Marina Operator.

Frequently Asked Questions 14

Is the site in proximity to a designated environmentally sensitive area?

Yes, that is why several entities will be consulted for permission and the project will be developed in conjunction with recognized organizations that will certify the project for its contribution to the environment, the promotion and preservation of natural habitats and the protection of indigenous species.

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Which tourism-related activities will this development appeal to?


The spectacular nature of the river estuary and it’s surrounding salt pans will attract all golfers.


The salt caves and silt treatments will be particularly relevant to support the target clientele’s preferences.


The region’s prolific role in providing supplies to Lisbon and the property’s Manor House are a recognized historic attraction.


The extensive and elaborate inner courtyard of the Manor House with its mix of landscaped spaces and works of art will be a “must visit” for garden tours.

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Which tourism-related activities will this development appeal to?

River Cruises

Lisbon will now have a destination on it’s river…..offering a unique harbor with Historic Hotel, visitor gardens, cafes and restaurants, retail and services.

Nature Walks

The wide variety of natural birds including the pink flamingo will attract walking tours.


The organic glasshouse restaurant will reflect the region’s agricultural heritage.

Exhibitions Events

The Glass pavilion located within the Manor gardens will host a variety of events that will attract visitors.

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