Mark Prior Photography | Portugal

National Geographic Expeditions (NGE) confusingly titles this expedition “Inside Spain and Portugal”. Spain is a large country, fifth largest in Europe, and so trying to tackle it in 11 days (not to mention adding in Portugal) would be mad and NGE aren’t that crazy. The tour concentrated on southern Portugal and Spain’s south-western autonomous communities of Extremadura and Andalusia. As a result it was mostly about the Moorish influence on the Iberian peninsular. The Catholic Monarchs would not have been amused but there was also time to visit a Cathedral or two.
Lisbon still runs its ancient tramsView from Jardim de São Pedro de AlcântaraElevador da GlóriaInside Mosteiro dos JerónimosThe cloisterMosteiro dos JerónimosPadrão dos DescobrimentosView of Igreja e Mosteiro de São Vicente de ForaView through a windowDinner at a Fado clubCasa de Santa Maria and Santa Marta Lighthouse in CascaisInside the market at SetúbalFunky lights in the restaurant at L'And VineyardsThe transept of Sé de ÉvoraTemplo Romano de ÉvoraInside Igreja de São Francisco