Swark operates Downtown, in the Historical Centre, in Foz, and in the River Front in Oporto and Gaia.
We realize every city has a lifecycle of its own and we are watching Oporto's rebirth with great satisfaction. Urban dynamics are back Downtown and people are finally starting to acknowledge the privilege of living in the heart of this magnificent and welcoming city.
Because Oporto is much more than the home of Port Wine... It's a city where the seagulls' cries line the sky and the granite walls echo our footsteps. A city where the streets serve as a frame for the aromas and the water shines of the Douro, the river that follows our gaze to Foz, suddenly stopping to show us the sea.
Once the sun touches the soothing horizon, melting into the deep blue and bathing all the houses in a golden light, we realize this is a city we need to live in. We realize we want to keep on feeling the heat emanating from the stone; we want to keep on listening to the sound of the sea; and we want to keep on enjoying that sunset every single day.
By nightfall, a new life sets in. Families promenade on the streets and crowds of young people fill the renovated city squares in the centre, coming in and out of cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs, searching for music and for entertainment.
A house in Oporto means being able to enjoy the daily buzz of a friendly-sized city, with markets, groceries, shops, cafés, art galleries, music venues and museums, all within easy reach on foot, by bike or by metro.
Hidden from the stare of passers-by, several of these houses have private gardens, ideal for children's play, for an urban vegetable garden or for a summer barbecue grill.
On weekends or later in the day, Oporto's surroundings offer you the chance to play golf, to jog, to go fishing or surfing... Or to simply relax in a terrace by the riverside or by the sea.
Oporto is also extremely close to four World Heritage sites to which is always a pleasure to return: the Alto Douro Wine Region, the Historic Centre of Guimarães, the Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and the Old Town of Santiago de Compostela. The airport is accessible by metro and gets you to the main European cities in less than two hours.
Each day that goes by, more and more Portuguese and foreign citizens decide to live, work and enjoy life in this wonderful city.
The time is now. Now is the right moment for you to find your opportunity, to fall in love... and to be a part of the rebirth of one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the world.