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Victim of its success: Rising rents push locals out of Lisbon

By: Sarah MORRIS | Margaux SUBRA-GOMEZ | Mélina HUET
1 min

Long immersed in a painful economic crisis, Lisbon is getting a facelift. Buildings are being renovated and buyers - particularly foreigners - are falling over themselves for a slice of the Portuguese capital: Madonna, Scarlett Johansson and Eric Cantona are among them. Meanwhile, tourists continue to arrive from around the world. Property prices are rising and many residents can no longer afford to rent in Lisbon. Our correspondents went to meet some of those forced to move out of their homes.


A programme preapred by Patrick Lovett and Gaëlle Essoo.

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