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 limestone 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 17, 2019 getLISBON

In order to tell you about the fountain-drinking troughs of Sociedade Protectora dos Animais (an animal welfare organisation) we must first talk about the person whose name has been given to one of the most beautiful streets of Lisbon.Júlio de Andrade wasn’t just an important member of the upper bourgeoisie of Lisbon of the end of the 19th century. His mark is highlighted by his role as a founding member of the Sociedade Protectora dos Animais in 1875.This is an institution that still today has a fundamental role in the protection and promotion of the adoption of abandoned animals, as…

July 10, 2019 getLISBON

Today we suggest you visit the urban art of Bairro Padre Cruz, the biggest social housing neighbourhood of the Iberian Peninsula.Since 2009 that Lisbon has developed a strategy to promote urban art and to simultaneously preserve the heritage and prevent vandalism. This is of the responsibility of GAU – Urban Art Gallery of the Department of Cultural Heritage of the City Council.In the last years, Lisbon has become one of the world capitals of this art form. It is one of the most sought cities by artists from all over the world that leave us countless and recognised works of…

June 26, 2019 getLISBON

Since February 27, 2019 that Lisbon has one more museum of great sociological and patrimonial interest, the Milk Station Museum, whose collection is not only rare in Portugal, but also in Europe.In Santa Apolónia, it is located in the old facilities of the first milk station of the country, destined to help needy mothers and children in the zone of Alfama.After it was established, three others followed in Lisbon. In total, around 16.000 children were nursed.Today we’re telling you this story and inviting you to get to know this curious museum and the project that originated it. The Harsh Social…

June 12, 2019 getLISBON

Today we’re sharing with you several ceramic works by Querubim Lapa, one of the most important Portuguese potters of the 20th century. The artist expressed himself through different plastic arts, but it’s his vast pottery work, scattered all over the country and abroad, that stands out the most for its innovative and creative symbiotic relationship with sculpture, painting and tilework.getLisbon picked 7 ceramic works by Querubim Lapa, which can be found in public spaces of the city of Lisbon, with diverse locations, such as building façades, commercial establishments, and public and private institutions.But before that, let’s get to know a…

April 24, 2019 getLISBON

With the celebration of the 45 years of the revolution of 25 April 1974, we show you a very distinctive space, the Museum of Aljube – Resistance and Freedom.To mark the month of April we’ve already shared with you the GNR Museum that you can visit in the Carmo Barrack, where the main action of the day of the revolution took place.It’s important to get to know the facts and the places of the relevant events of history, but it is equally fundamental to know the causes of these events. For that reason, today we bring you the musealisation of…