Portugal is one of the European countries that currently offers good investment opportunities. So says Robert Shiller, Nobel Economics 2013.
He was speaking yesterday in London, and the teacher also reinforced the idea of investment in lusas land, saying it's a safer bet to do it, for example, Russia or Italy, reports the Economic Daily.
Robert Shiller, even if the bet does not appear, from the outset, the most correct, it may be the most advantageous.
Shiller did not fail to comment on the current political situation in Greece, saying that investors' reaction to the election of SYRIZA was "exaggerated".
The historic village of Sortelha, Sabugal located in the county, was recently considered one of the most beautiful villages in the world. Situated on top of a high hill, to over 760 meters, in a very rugged region of granitic nature, Sortelha is an ornate town with boulders and baroque, where the houses lean and based. This provision of the houses, exposed to the sun, explains the nickname of "lagartixos" given to its inhabitants. It is a village in granite, with typically medieval streets and alleys, enclosed by a circle of walls, guarded by a castle overlooking the thirteenth century. Sortelha continues to be certainly one of the most beautiful and ancient towns of our country, the line of which has changed little in the last 500 years. At the time of the Christian Reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula, Sortelha Pena, as it was then called, was constituted in defense of the border region, disputed between Portugal and Castile. From 1187, Sancho I (1185-1211) took measures to repopulate the place, and it was his namesake grandson, D. Sancho II granted a charter to the village (1228), the probable time of the building of the castle. About the village would benefit by D. Dinis in the thirteenth century that from the signing of the Treaty Alcanises (1297) set the boundaries beyond the land of Riba-Coa. In the following century, was erected a new fence by Ferdinand initiative. In the fifteenth century it is known that the castle was mayor Manuel Sardinha, succeeded by Pero Zuzarte. In 1510, King Manuel I (1495-1521) renewed the charter of the Village, mentioning that its inhabitants were not obliged to lodge the large and small kingdom, if that was the will of the people of Sortelha. This sovereign also started a campaign works in the castle, of which remains the flagship Manueline on the door. In 1522 Garcia Zuzarte became Captain-General. In this century also the noble D. Luís da Silveira, chief guard of King Manuel I and John III (1521-1557), acquired the castle, becoming its mayor, giving it the John III Sortelha title of Count.
The magazine National Geographic Traveller selected the Azores in Portugal, as the second best islands in the world, behind the Faroe Islands, Denmark. Article Best Rated Islands are evaluated 111 destinations by 522 experts in sustainable tourism. The Azores get 84 100 points, which are defined as heavenly site with well-preserved buildings, respected nature and sophisticated inhabitants, most of whom already lived out. Climate whims prevent the mass of tourists lured by volcanic mountains, the green valleys of flowers or the bays of the Third. The archipelago is found in 70 place with 61 points. Despite the high quality tourism reputation, beautiful scenery, magnificent gardens, ancient water channels, striking religiosity and the charm of fado, Madeira suffered as the massive development of too high hospitality and buildings, referred to specialists. The destinations were selected at risk of giving in to pressure from tourism and they could find a balance. The remaining top 10 includes, and in order, Lofoten, Norway, Shetland, Scotland, Chiloé, Chile, Skye, Scotland, Kangaroo, South Africa, Mackinac, the US, the island of Iceland, and Molokai (Hawaii), USA. Among the islands or archipelagos which are ranked worse are some of the major tourist routes. List is also in order, St. Thomas (Virgin) in the USA, Ibiza, Spain, and Providential, the Turks and Caicos. Gather up even the island of Jamaica, Hilton Head, USA, Phuket, Thailand, Key West, USA, Oahu (Hawaii) in the USA, Cozumel, Mexico, and even St. Martin in the Caribbean.
The Lisbon Oceanarium won the first position in the European ranking and the second on the list of the 25 best aquariums in the world, being overtaken on the global preferences of portal users, only by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, located in the US state of California. The European title, also the Aquarium Vasco da Gama, also in Lisbon, appears in a prominent position, having been chosen by tourists as the 7th best. The Vasco da Gama Aquarium further includes a list of the 25 best in the world, occupying the 24th position among Japanese aquariums, Colombian or Mexican. A couple of the best aquariums, TripAdvisor unveiled yet, on Tuesday, all 25 best zoos in Europe and the world based on reviews left on the site by travelers regarding their quality in the last 12 months. Portugal once again be present in the ranking through the Lisbon Zoo, which occupies the 25th position in the list of the world's best and the 12th place in Europe, a group led by Loro Parque, situated in neighboring Spain.
Lisbon is one of the ten cities with the best climate in the world, according to a study carried out by experts of the site weatherwise.org. The Portuguese capital is in sixth place in the ranking, ahead of places in California (USA), Australia and South Africa. With an average temperature of 21ºC during the day, and 13,5ºC at night, Lisbon is classified as one of the most comfortable cities in the world, reads the report now presented. Located in the Portuguese Atlantic coast, responsible for the mild climate of the city, Lisbon peaks of the high temperatures in August, with highs of 28 ° C during the day, and minimum of 18,6ºC in the evening. Even in mid-winter, with January being the coldest month faced by Portugesa capital, the maximum can reach 14,7ºC, during the day, getting up the minimum at night, by 8,2ºC. In terms of precipitation, Lisbon receives about 77.5 inches of rain per year, with the months between November and February to be the most intense in showers. The weather can affect many of our basic needs, whether physical, mental and even emotional level, reads the report presented. Taking into account a number of 'basic human needs', we were able to create a hypothetical perfect climate to live worldwide.
The renowned American newspaper Alentejo elected as one of the 52 places to visit in 2015, especially with wine, landscapes and new hotels in the area.
"Bored of Bordeaux? Tired of Tuscany? "Asks The New York Times earlier this small text dedicated to the Alentejo, precisely to suggest the Portuguese region as an alternative to the two wineries provinces of internationally renowned in France and Italy, respectively, including the plain land between 52 places in the world to visit this year.