Virtual Holiday: Week 13 

Hello, Portugal!

Well, after exploring the far corners of France, we say “au revior” to the home of great cheese, bread and cakes ...and head to Portugal. 

Portugal is found on the west of the same land mass as Spain, just south of France. 

I have never been to Portugal, so I am looking forward to this. 

Today we will visit Lisbon, Almada and Setubal.  

Lisbon  

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in Europe.  My colleague, Peter, tells me it is known as "The city of even hills" because it was formed by volcanoes, and everyone gets around on small trams because it is quite hard to walk everywhere.  

But despite the hills, it is still good to walk Lisbon because underfoot is as an ever-changing display of very beautiful paving.

Peter took this photo of the amazing pavement during a trip to Lisbon in 2018.

Walking in Lisbon, Portugal  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0K29dzyLCc

St George's Castle in Lisbon, Portugal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0jRQYOi0mM

Peter took beautiful this photo of Belem Tour at the mouth of the Tagus River.

Belém Tower Tour, Lisbon Portugal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc-RdPXfBR4

Riding Lisbon’s Tram 28 in Summer – Portugal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9p8MqVBRFY

Cristo Rei Lisbon,Portugal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNHOuds822U

Ajuda Palace, Travel with me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4_H_PqCJtQ

Almada

 

Shopping Almada Forum, Merado and Precos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M_1y7QcwQo

Peace Park in Almada
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuNA5ubcS0I

The best of Almada | Tours in Portugal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqW5ltWhI5A&t=26s

Setubal

 

Setúbal, walk through the narrow streets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMxBNyqhxIw 

Party leaving Arrabida to Setubal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLjOmLlYxNA 

Portinho da Arrábida, Setúbal - Portugal 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8l7R48mhCc7 

Um Paraíso em Portugal Praia da Figueirinha | Setúbal 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1v9wyDdVO0 

Visit Bay House in Setubal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5XnYZ3WoHw

Pamela Castle, regional sweets you have to try
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4VP18F3_fY 

Private Boat Tour Setúbal - Portugal after lockdown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeTLpUsbkV0 

Setubal Peninsula Wine Route
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z38Z2B22bxU 

Next week we continue our tour of Portugal, and will visit Grandola and Sines. 

I am looking forward to further exploring this new part of Europe. 

As always, if you been Portugal and have some tips on where to go, please email me on l.sillery@connecthealth.org.au

Thank you!

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