January 13, 2021 getLISBON

The coffee roaster Flor da Selva is the historic industrial space that we invite you to get to know today. Let yourself immerse in its intense and perfumed aroma. The coffee culture is intrinsic to the population of the city of Lisbon. The strong habit of its consumption is present in the countless bakeries and cafés, where the “bicas” give energy and courage to face the day and, at any time of the day, they accompany sweet or savoury treats or top off meals. The historic cafés, places for social gatherings and gatherings of the intellectuals of the past centuries,…

January 3, 2021 getLISBON

Updated article. Did you know that there are currently 11 bandstands of Lisbon? What role do these peculiar structures that we can find all over the city play? The bandstands are used in the popular festivities and in one-off events and above all, they constitute marks of memories and reference to the citizens, just like we’ve seen in History of the Bandstands, Memories of Liberty and Identity. Summer is a time of festivities, of living the streets and open spaces. But festivities are incomplete without music. Music is on the streets of Lisbon in rock, jazz, fado and in classical…

December 2, 2020 getLISBON

In this article regarding urban art about social causes in Lisbon, we’ve gathered art pieces from writers that highlight important concepts that concern everyone. The 21st century is marked by globalisation and the technological and digital revolution that represent a milestone in the evolution of humanity. Despite progress, many problems persist while others emerge. These issues still have to be fought to achieve a more respectful world towards rights, differences, nature, the environment… It never hurts to (try to) raise awareness, especially among the youngest layer, on the countless issues existing in the society we live in. Urban art has…

November 25, 2020 getLISBON

The writer Eça de Queiroz is unarguably, one of the most relevant Portuguese writers of all times. On the day he would turn 175 years old, we want to remember him, recalling his relationship with Lisbon. The novelist, characterised by originality, richness of style and language, great realistic descriptive power, as well as by timeless social criticism, has his work translated into about 20 languages. He’s the author of compelling novels in our literature such as: ‘The Sin of Father Amaro’, ‘The Relic’, ‘The Illustrious House of Ramires’, ‘The Mandarin’, ‘The City and the Mountains’… From the realist movement of…

November 18, 2020 getLISBON

São Pedro de Alcântara Garden is very well-known by those who visit Lisbon. No one wants to miss the wide panorama between Eduardo VII Park and the Tagus river that can be seen from there. Located in the axis Amoreiras/Chiado, right further down Príncipe Real Garden, this rectangular-shaped garden, constituted by two uneven levels, offers other reasons to visit it in addition to the beautiful view. Let’s find out! Brief Origin The origin of this place goes back to the 19th century when a square started to be built in front of the Convent of São Pedro de Alcântara, which…