Penela is a town located in the Center of Portugal, known for its century-old Castle and amazing natural landscapes. In the last few years, Penela has invested significantly in innovation and entrepreneurship, providing several support infrastructures that compose one of the few Smart Rural Living Labs in Portugal.

Quick facts

  • Population: 5,642
  • Nearest Airport: 160km
  • Nearest Hospital: less than 1 hour drive
  • Kindergarten and Elementary Schools: yes
  • Traditional Markets and Festivities
  • Arts Center and Sports Park
  • Affordable Housing
  • Investment Support

What you get when you move to Penela with us

  • Free coworking space and internet connection (for 12 months)
  • Support in finding long- or short-term housing
  • Welcoming community of like-minded Rural Movers
  • Exclusive perks and events
  • A new lifestyle in close contact with nature, tradition and innovation

Photo courtesy of Câmara Municipal de Penela

What those who live in Penela say…

“In Penela we found a perfect balance between nature (clean air, green views, tranquility) on one side, and the connection to urban areas with excellent infrastructure on the other: highways, fast internet, access to high-level healthcare and a lot more.”

Ilya Borin

Can’t wait to move to Penela?