Inside Shakira’s Glamorous Home In Bercelona And Her New Miami Mega Mansion

Inside Shakira's houses

Shakira has come a long way from her modest childhood in Colombia. With an impressive career that started when she was just 13 years old, it’s no surprise that the star has built up an impressive portfolio over the years, spanning the globe. Let’s retrace Shakira’s road to fame and step foot inside some of the amazing homes she has bought along the way…

Where does Shakira live?
Inside Shakira's houses

Shakira lives in the exclusive Pedralbes neighbourhood of Barcelona, where she has been spending her time since the Coronavirus pandemic. As you would expect from one of the world’s most famous pop stars, she also owns property in Miami Beach, Uruguay and the Bahamas. With enormous wealth at her disposal, she’s collected an incredible roster of jaw-dropping real estate over the years. But the star wasn’t born into such palatial surroundings…

Where is Shakira from?

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born on 2 February 1977, in the small town of Barranquilla, Colombia. With a Lebanese father, William Mebarak Chadid, and a Columbian mother, Nidia Ripoll, the star has nine half-siblings, from her dad’s previous marriage. When she was just seven years old, Shakira’s father’s jewellery business went bankrupt and the family were plunged into poverty.

Shakira’s childhood

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Shakira showed promise from very early on. At the age of four, the budding star would entertain herself by writing poems, and penned her first song at just eight years old. After signing her first record deal at 13, Shakira released her first album Magia in 1991 and her second, Peligro in 1993. However, when neither of them were successful, she decided to take a break from singing to act in the Latin soap opera El Oasis.

Shakira’s career

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Shakira resumed her music career in 1995 and released two more albums, Pies descalzos and then ¿Dónde están los ladrones? in 1998. Both included hit singles but the star still wanted to break into the American music industry. In 2001 her fifth album Unplugged won the Grammy Award for Best Latin pop album, but it was her next record Laundry Service that really kick-started her international career. Her first English language album sold more than 13 million copies worldwide. With her career finally setting off, it was time for the songstress to invest in some serious real estate.

Shakira’s first Florida mansion

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As soon as she hit the big time in 2001, Shakira started building her luxury property portfolio. In June of that year, she snapped up this Mediterranean-style estate located in the prestigious gated community on Florida’s La Gorce Island for a reported $1.1 million (£790k). Home to big-name stars such as Cher, Matt Damon and Billy Joel, Shakira would have been a wonderful addition to the local celebrity roster of residents. Spread over 2,700 square feet, it was the perfect home for the star, who would now be spending much more time stateside working on becoming the next huge crossover Latin artist. With stunning detail inside, the arched doorway leads through to the main double-height living space with built-in shelving and a feature staircase leading to the upper floor. With clean white walls and stone floors, this open-plan living space boasts a gloss-white kitchen, a small dining area and a comfortable living space with double doors that lead out to the garden. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the upper floor is the perfect calm oasis. The master bathroom boasts his and hers sinks, huge floor-to-ceiling mirrors and a luxurious walk-in shower.
Outside, the garden may be on the smaller side, but boasts a swimming pool surrounded by decking and lush foliage. The super-private home would have been perfect for the popstar but sitting on less than half an acre of land, the star was looking for more and decided to sell up in 2005 for $1.8 million (£1.3m), making quite the profit.

Shakira’s Miami Beach mansion

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In September 2001, just not long after her first Miami Beach purchase, Shakira snapped up this stunning home in the same area. Spanning over 8,000 square feet, the home sits on the prestigious North Bay Road and was bought by the singer for just shy of $3.4 million (£2.5m). A slight upgrade from her first purchase!
Shakira made sure to renovate the mansion over the years and reportedly made a number of upgrades including hardwood floors imported from Spain, a new front door, updated landscaping and brand new lighting systems for inside and out.
he double front doors open out into the roomy open-plan dining area which boasts a wall lined with windows, a minimalist fireplace and a lowered ceilings over the dining area. Elsewhere there’s a fitness room that looks out onto the driveway, an office with a built-in desk and an entertainment wing, which is decked out with state-of-the-art sound equipment and an all-white pool table.
The sleek kitchen boasts modern white cabinets and gleaming shiny steel appliances. The wide centre island is the perfect social space, while the floor-to-ceiling windows look out over the leafy patio. Elsewhere, the home boasts six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, which would be more than big enough for any popstar’s entourage.
After being in the home for 12 years, Shakira decided to put it up for rent at a huge $45,000 (£32k) a month. She then listed it for sale the same year for just shy of $13 million (£9.4m), to then up the price in 2015 to $13.9 million (£10m). After struggling to sell, she listed the home again in February 2021 for $15.9 million (£11.5m).

Shakira’s holiday home

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Most recently, towards the end of 2019, Shakira and her husband bought a new build villa in one of their favourite holiday spots, the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea. Set to be ready in 2022, the villa is located in the luxury Cap St. Georges resort, which overlooks the Sea of Akamas near Paphos. Located opposite a brand new five-star hotel, Shakira and her family have been seen travelling back and forth to Cyprus over the years, so it’s about time they put down some permanent digs in the holiday spot. The new holiday home will see them enjoy two kilometres of beachfront, a spa and fine dining options in the swanky restaurants and bars nearby.
With prices starting at $2.3 million (£1.7m), the holiday spot is the largest seafront resort in Cyprus. It has 150 villas, a clubhouse with luxury facilities and services including 24-hour reception and concierge services, security, a spa, gym, bar, restaurant and sporting facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, cycling, horse riding, a serviced beach and kids’ playground.

According to reports, the family will enjoy their holidays in an eight-bathroom, six-bedroom villa that boasts stunning views. With a home cinema, private gym, jacuzzi, private pool and wine cellar, it’s the perfect place for the family to take a break.
According to reports, the family will enjoy their holidays in an eight-bathroom, six-bedroom villa that boasts stunning views. With a home cinema, private gym, jacuzzi, private pool and wine cellar, it’s the perfect place for the family to take a break.

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