realestate terms portugal

Before looking at any real estate ads on the internet, you should know what are the types of property in Portugal, in order to understand the real estate ads!

You want to buy a property in Portugal, and naturally you started with a bit of research on the internet on the real estate sites. But you hit a little bit of snag because you don’t really understand the different terms used, as they are so different from what you are used to.

So here is a crash course in real-estate terms in Portugal that you need to know in order to have a better understanding on the property listings in Portugal

Types of property in Portugal

A Casa or a Moradia refers to a typical detached home. Some of those houses have surrounding amenities such as a backyard or a patio, and most of them have a wall around them with a front gate.


A Casa Geminada refers to a semi-detached house.


Condomínios or condos refers to individual apartment units that share common areas. These can be expensive, but they offer a higher standard of care and safety in return.


Quintas refer to classic rustic houses or farms. You can usually find those in the inland of the country, though some are in suburban areas.


Terreno means land. Some foreigners choose to buy land and build their own homes. Don’t forget that you must first check with the Câmara Municipal to ensure that the land is registered for habitation and not other purposes like agricultural purposes.


T0, T1, T2, T3 and so on – These numbers actually signify the number of bedrooms. So, a T1 would be a one-bedroom apartment, a T2 would be an apartment with two bedrooms. T0 would be a studio apartment.


T2+1 – when you encounter a +1 after the T2 (or any of the T’s) this means that this is a two-bedroom apartment with an extra room that doesn’t have a window.

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