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Queen of Pop ‘wants to live in Portugal’

Speculation is mounting that Madonna could become the latest A-list celebrity to take up residence in Portugal after she has been seen out and about in the Portuguese capital on various occasions with her children.

Reports in the national media suggest the ‘Queen of Pop’ could be looking to make a more permanent move to this country, after she was spotted at the Lisbon Oceanarium and on Comporta beach, as well as having uploaded photos of her stay at the Lisbon Ritz to her Instagram account.
Madonna is believed to have been in Portugal for at least a week, accompanied by her adopted twin daughters Stella and Esther, and her older adopted children, Mercy and David Banda.
The most recent media buzz is that the 58-year-old singer has “fallen in love with a luxury estate,” reportedly worth €18 million, in Sintra, as per newspaper Correio da Manhã, which she could be looking to make her new home.
The newspaper claims the hit-maker has looked at various properties during her stay in Portugal, but it was the 42-hectare, 16th century Quinta do Vinagre estate in Colares, Sintra, which stole her heart.
Complete with a tennis court, chapel, swimming pool and seven hectares of vines with its own wine cellar, the property further comprises two palatial buildings which would offer more than enough space to accommodate Madonna and her brood.
The singer is also said to have met with Lisbon Mayor, Fernando Medina, as well as with representatives of the national tourism board.
Other reports suggest moves have already been made to enrol her four youngest children in a private school in the capital, while more Instagram photos have emerged of David Banda recently training with the Benfica under-12s team, in Seixal.
Should she decide to up sticks and move to Portugal, Madonna would join a growing list of international celebrities making Lisbon their home, including actress, Monica Belucci and actor, Michael Fassbender.

By THE PORTUGAL NEWS · 25-05-2017