June 9, 2021 getLISBON

Today we have the first-person story of an actress, theatre director, Community Theatre professor in the master’s degree at Lisbon Theatre and Film School… In Lisbon in Us by Cláudia Andrade, this active citizen tells us about how her affective relationship with the city where she was born was built. Perhaps my relationship with Lisbon began with my birth in this city. Or maybe not. And I think about this because I remember that famous quote by Simone de Beauvoir: “one is not born a woman, one becomes a woman”. And I think that, in a way, the same happens…

June 2, 2021 getLISBON

In this article about the presence of fado in the urban art of Lisbon, we’re going to see pieces in which these two cultural phenomenons, deeply urban, joined forces. Fado is celebrated across the entire city that saw it born: at the museum dedicated to fado, in tributes, in casas de fado (restaurants with fado performances) of the typical neighbourhoods, in the voices of many fado singers that brought and bring this sonority to the world… And of course, it is also represented in the street art that has become one of the highlights of the capital several years ago….

May 26, 2021 getLISBON

We present you a cheerful alfacinha, music lover and Lisbon connoisseur. In Lisbon in Us by Luís Lopes, this tourist guide reveals us his path and what made him “catch the virus” for this unique city. Since I was a child, I was taken by my father (born in 1902), who was also an “alfacinha” (term to denote a person from Lisbon) and a lover of the city, to get to know/explore the city. We did entire bus, tram or funicular routes and visited the various museums (Ancient Art, Maritime, Archaeology, Ethnology, Popular Art, Military), the Vasco da Gama Aquarium,…

May 19, 2021 getLISBON

In the months of May and June, the season of cherries and their sour relatives, ginjas, we had to tell you about the Ginjinha Liqueur, the typical drink of Lisbon. In Lisbon there are establishments specialised in the production and commercialisation of this appreciated liqueur, the oldest having close to 180 years of history. This tradition is far from having its days numbered and has been increasingly valued. Thus, we’ll immerse in this sweet drink of attractive labels that inebriates the city centre in peculiar shops with history. Let’s go for a Ginjinha? The Ginjinha Liqueur Liqueurs are sweet alcoholic…

May 12, 2021 getLISBON

Today our guest is an urban artist who marked us, particularly, with her kindness. In Lisbon in Us by MOAMI, this creator of enchanted dreams shares with us her feelings for the city and her perspective in these very peculiar times. My relationship with the city of Lisbon is one of passion… and maybe that’s one of the infinite reasons for my constant artistic creativity. Before the pandemic I spent a few hours of my day per week wandering and walking around the city and I can say that although I know the city, there’s always so much to discover….