April 14, 2021 getLISBON

Evanne is an American that has moved with her husband to the heart of Lisbon, after 18 years in an RV travelling across the US. In Lisbon in Us by Evanne Schmarder, she’ll be sharing her experience of living in our city. Evanne Schmarder’s relationship with Lisbon I remember it like it was yesterday, the first night I slept in my new hometown, Lisbon. The room was dark, the bed was comfortable, and, despite jet lag and the excitement of the day, I was ready to fall asleep. Outside were unfamiliar sounds; silence punctuated by my new life – restaurant…

April 7, 2021 getLISBON

In this article we’ll be covering the Português Suave architectural style, the aesthetic that has marked the entire country in the 1940s. We’ll particularly talk about its characteristics, its impact and the main examples that we can find in Lisbon. Why Português Suave? Estado Novo was the dictatorial political regime that ruled Portugal for 41 years, until it was overthrown by the revolution of April 74. This authoritarian regime imposed a rupture with the Modern Movement rising in the 1920s, by promoting an architectural aesthetic based on a symbolic traditional and nationalist language, that is, that wants to affirm itself…

March 31, 2021 getLISBON

Today we bring you the urban artist SMILE, one of the most important Portuguese names in this art form. We had the privilege of getting to know Ivo Santos in a fun conversation where he talked about himself, his work and inspiration. In addition to sharing his journey, we’ll also highlight some of his works in Lisbon and in two neighbouring councils, Odivelas and Setúbal. SMILE, from a Promising Young Boy to a Renowned Artist

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

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Ivo Santos, adopted the artist name SMILE at a very young age. It was inspired by a graffiti sticker, which was distributed with…

March 24, 2021 getLISBON

Although today’s guest has only been living in Lisbon for 6 years, he’s already a profound connoisseur and deeply passionate about this city. In Lisbon in Us by Alexis Passechnikoff, he tells us his interesting story as a collector, which brought him to Lisbon regularly when he still lived in Porto. My first contact with Lisbon was when I landed at the then Portela Airport, in July 1954, coming from Belgium in a four-engine propeller aircraft, together with my parents to move to the city of Porto, where my father was going to work as a chemical engineer. Since we…

March 17, 2021 getLISBON

In this article we’ll share with you our observation of the decorative elements present in the manhole covers of Lisbon. Have you ever noticed them? Throughout many walks around the city, the patterns of the Portuguese pavement and their curious secrets have been the main reasons we’ve been closely looking at the pavement everywhere we go.  It was during these contemplations that the manhole covers of Lisbon caught our attention. They made us notice the diversity of shape, size and design of the many types of covers spread across the sidewalks and streets of the city. Types of Manhole Covers…