Discovering the Uniqueness of Lisbon’s Heritage

Discovering and promoting the most peculiar aspects of Lisbon is our proposal. The traditional itineraries elect the best, the monumental, and the touristic. However, we suggest you to observe what is close to you, that goes unnoticed at first glance, and that will enrich your experience.

Portuguese tilework

Have you visited the Basilica of Estrela? Excellent choice but…did you notice that one of the paintings on the side altars differs in quality? Why’s that? And when you left did you notice the Calçada Portuguesa (traditional Portuguese pavement) on the sidewalk that surrounds the garden? We bet not!

It’s these and other unique curiosities that we want to draw your attention to. The monuments contain secrets, stories, and unusual details. Around you, there are 1001 reasons to remain attentive and dazzled.

We’ve developed this work, dedicating it to the most interested national or foreign tourists, and also to the inhabitants of the city of Lisbon, often unaware of the hidden treasures around them.

getLISBON believes that guiding the most curious eyes is a way to value our heritage and our beautiful city.

July 14, 2021 getLISBON

Today we invite you to visit B-MAD, Berardo – Museum Art Deco, an immersion in a world of beauty, know-how and creativity that transports us to the dominant aesthetic currents during the transition of the 19th to the 20th century. The Museum Inside of B-MAD The Berardo – Museum Art Deco is located in a building of the 18th century, built after the earthquake of 1755 as a summer house of Marquis of Abrantes. This building situated in Alcântara, on Rua 1º de Maio, was later on the residence of António Flores (1883-1957), neurologist, psychiatrist and professor, first director of…

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 5, 2021 getLISBON

Did you know that classified trees are considered live monuments? And that you can find a significant number of public interest trees throughout the city of Lisbon? Trees are everywhere in streets, gardens and parks of the city. Some more leafy and others more discreet, but each one of them contributes to improving air quality, beautifying spaces or providing a much needed shade on the hottest summer days. They also signal the change of the seasons, with the fall of the leaves or their chromatic variation, the flowering and finally the fruiting. The Classification of the Public Interest Groves A…

April 21, 2021 getLISBON

The entalados of the 1950s Lisbon are sculptural elements that were present in the decorative stonemasonry of the new buildings from the second expansion of Avenidas Novas. In order to enrich these new rental buildings, small spaces were left on the façades, usually on the top or side of the main doors, to be decorated. The aesthetic options of the time were, predominantly, sculptures or reliefs of figurative character. Did you know that these decorative works were a response to an imposition of the city’s urbanisation plan? But what’s the origin of the entalados of the 1950s Lisbon? Where can…

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…