Dynamic coworking spaces are springing up across Portugal in response to the country’s growing population of remote workers and an influx of new businesses.
As we move into the post-pandemic era, it is becoming increasingly apparent that remote working is here to stay. Working from home remains common practice for many businesses, and digital nomads are at every turn.
With the freedom to work from anywhere, a growing number of individuals and families are deciding to relocate, often opting for countries with warmer climates, affordable property prices and lower cost of living.
Portugal, in particular, has emerged as a favoured destination for remote workers looking to make the move.
Throughout the pandemic, the country’s D7 Visa received an influx of applications from remote workers. This has encouraged the government to launch a brand-new visa, specifically aimed at digital nomads employed by a company based outside of Portugal.
This comes at a time when Portugal’s major cities are teeming with new businesses. Young professionals are flocking to Lisbon and Porto for wide-ranging career opportunities and the chance to network with like-minded people.
It comes as no surprise, then, that coworking spaces in Portugal are on the rise. These spaces are designed to foster a sense of community, offering people the chance to connect with other professionals. You’ll find remote workers, digital nomads, and freelancers mulling around their open spaces, collaborating at group workstations, and chatting over cups of coffee. Outside of work hours, remote workers can get involved in social events and activities such as film nights, after-work drinks, and trips to the beach.
Liberdade 229 is a 24/7 cosy coworking space situated in a 19th-century Portuguese townhouse in central Lisbon. It opened its doors in 2009, making it the capital’s first coworking space, and has since been a meeting place for workers from around the world.
This coworking group operates out of four unique and historical buildings in Porto. Choose from Downtown, Riverside and Seaside coworking spaces, which are 100% powered by renewable energy sources, and offer great social activities outside of working hours.
Largo is a humming base for community projects across Peniche, a gorgeous seaside town an hour south of Lisbon. Explore its Library of Things, spark ideas in the Brainstorm Zone, and make yourself at home alongside other nomads.
On your next trip to Portugal, these impressive coworking spaces are worth checking out. As Portugal’s remote working population continues to grow, we’ll no doubt see more of these dynamic spaces cropping up in Lisbon, Porto and other major cities across the country.
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