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

Updated: Nov 27, 2020

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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
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".


Street in Bairro Alto, Lisbon
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
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
Balcões, Ribeiro Frio

Walking the ´Levadas´





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