October 22, 2021 getLISBON

It’s an honour for us to share the story of this sociologist, who we’ve often followed, and with whom we’ve learned so much on guided tours of the most unusual places in this city. In Lisbon in Us by Guilherme Pereira he transports us, with knowledge and poetry, to the Lisbon of many different times that overlap like “mil folhas” (“thousand sheets”, a Portuguese pastry). Lisbon is more than my birthplace and my “lifeplace”: it’s the city I’ve chosen to settle down after having lived and worked in 5 European and African cities. Why? Because my roots, memories, family and…

October 8, 2021 getLISBON

Manuela is our friend! Manuela writes, photographs, questions things, dreams… lives! Manuela has clear memories of when she was under four years old and playing in Campo Grande Garden, next to a pomegranate tree that was her size at the time. In Lisbon in Us by Manuela Henriques she tells us how, although not living in Lisbon, Lisbon lives in her. I was born in Lisbon in 1966, in the former civil parish of Campo Grande and lived in the neighbourhood of Alvalade until I was four years old. That was the only period of time where I lived in…

October 1, 2021 getLISBON

The iron fountains of the 19th century Lisbon are a fascinating subject not only for the beauty of its object of study, but also for the fact that information about its origin and authorship is not easily available. This approach requires us, therefore, to take a particularly careful look, seeking to uncover similarities between other identical specimens spread all over the world. Fountains of Lisbon There are countless fountains that we can observe in Lisbon. In many of the city’s gardens we find fountains with stone tanks of different sizes and periods, some with associated sculptural elements that deserve to…

September 24, 2021 getLISBON

Today we bring you the story of a visual artist who, with an attentive eye, registers the city through her drawings. In Lisbon in Us by Isa Silva, she tells us how being an artist and urban sketcher leads her to notice and discover the many details, nooks and corners of this “delicious” Lisbon that she loves so much. If you’d ask me what I like so much about Lisbon, I’d answer right away: its light and colours. I’m a visual artist and everything that is image and creativity fascinates me and makes me attentive. And Lisbon has so so…

September 17, 2021 getLISBON

A visit to the Lisbon Aquarium is more than a simple discovery of the fantastic underwater world. In addition to diving into the extraordinary beauty of the oceans and observing the countless marine species, we are faced with one of the most pressing issues of our time, the urgency of nature conservation.  In this space, we learn how everyone, including the little ones, can contribute to the balance of the planet that depends on forests and oceans. From the Oceans Pavilion to the Lisbon Aquarium The Lisbon Aquarium was built as part of the Lisbon World Exposition 1998 under the…