Madonna eyes up Lisbon mansion

Posted on 11 September 2017

There’s no denying she’s a Material Girl, after Madonna was spotted viewing a sprawling four-storey mansion worth almost £7 million while house hunting in Lisbon. The 59 year old hit maker, and mother of six, is scouring the Portuguese capital for a new family home to help support her 11-year-old son’s footballing ambitions with Benfica, following a successful trial with the reigning Portuguese champions earlier this year.

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Built in 1865, the 21,000 square foot mansion is located in the historical centre of the city and boasts four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, four garages and a staggering twenty parking places – all of which is set in a lavish five-and-a-half acres of land. As the best-selling female recording artist of all time Madonna isn’t short of a bob or two, and is reported to have already splashed out an 18th-century palacete in romantic hilltop town of Sintra, 20 miles northwest of Lisbon.

If like the “Queen of Pop” your budget is more mansion than maisonette and you’ve succumbed to the lure of Lisbon, you won’t be short of palatial pads to choose from. Let’s take a look at what you could buy with a big budget there.

  • If you have deep pockets, this spacious four-bedroom riverside apartment, with stunning fifth floor balcony views of the Tagus could be yours for £2,372,321. Located in Santos in central Lisbon, the property offers convenient access to local amenities and other popular districts like Baixa and Chiado.
  • On the market for £2,063,235, this four-bedroom duplex apartment is situated just 200 metres from the Largo de Camoes – Lisbon’s iconic square – on possibly the most colourful and beautiful street in the entire city. The elegant Chiado district is considered the city’s commercial and cultural heartland, where shoppers, theatre goers and culture vultures converge to create a lively cosmopolitan ambience.
  • Also located in the vibrant Chiado district, this three-bedroom, three-bathroom new-build apartment is just 20 metres from Rua Garrett – the neighbourhood’s main street. For £1,683,435 you will be able to enjoy views of the São Jorge Castel and river Tagus from your spacious balcony.

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