Spain side trip special: When in Portugal - Lisbon & Madeira - When in Spain episode 77

Updated: Sep 16

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In this episode we take a mini break from Spain as I take you with us on a trip to the Portuguese capital, Lisbon and on to the magical sub-tropical island of Madeira.

Lisbon - Views across the Tagus river


This summer Karina and I booked our holiday to the Portuguese autonomous island of Madeira to visit our friend who is from there. The only way we could fly to the so-called "island of eternal spring" was by stopping off in Lisbon. So we decided to spend a few days there too, incidentally known as the "the city of the seven hills".


Bairro Alto & Castel de Saõ Jorge in the distance

Come along for the ride, as I explore what charming Lisbon has to offer as a city break destination. Sounds, must-see sights and of course a splash of food and drink. Then back on the plane for a 90 minute hop out into the Atlantic to explore Madeira´s stunning natural scenery. Mountains, waterfalls, beaches, cliffs and cablecars.



Arco da Rua Augusta leading to Praça do Comércio

Why include Portugal on a podcast about Spain? Well, Portugal is Spain´s cousin next door and Lisbon is definitely a viable and affordable side trip from Spain if you´re going to be on the peninsular for any extended period of time. Madeira less so, but I thought I´d share my insights anyway. Enjoy. Next episode back to Spain!


Balcões, Ribeiro Frio

Walking the ´Levadas´





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