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.

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…

November 11, 2020 getLISBON

In this article about urban art tributes to personalities in Lisbon, we bring you art pieces that highlight people and/or events that deserve to be well-known. Urban art, like other artistic expressions, is often a way of manifesting dissatisfaction towards issues that affect us as a society or problems that affect us globally. It’s in this art that we also witness tributes to national and foreign individuals who, in some way, have excelled in different areas or who have contributed with their effort and dedication to a better world. Join Lisbon: Street art Tour and get to know other urban…

November 4, 2020 getLISBON

The affirmation of a plural and solidary Lisbon is present in symbolic marks that we find scattered throughout the city. In 1945 the aftermath of the two great world wars that caused millions of deaths, destruction, hunger and misery was lived. And thus, delegates from 50 countries met in San Francisco with the aim of, in their words, “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind.” It was in this context that the 30 articles of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations on December…

October 21, 2020 getLISBON

Did you know there’s mathematics in Campo Grande Garden? References that bring us to this science are spread across this entire area, but few know of its existence. During our search about the public art of Campo Grande Garden we noticed, among others, board games, playground and historic marks related to maths, which caught our attention… Games and References Related to Mathematics in Campo Grande Garden This initiative to evoke the mathematical knowledge resulted in the collaboration between the Portuguese Mathematical Society and the City Council of Lisbon, at the time of the requalification of the Campo Grande Garden between…

September 30, 2020 getLISBON

The urban art of Marvila is a relevant spot in Lisbon that is worth getting to know. We’ll explore it in different places in this civil parish of the east zone of the city. Marvila Civil Parish Marvila Antiga Marvila is a territory where large social housing neighbourhoods predominate. These were built between the 70s and 90s in order to house families of different origins and life situations. Its past connected to industry left as evidence factories, warehouses, worker housing that are part of the landscape of its historic centre, Marvila Antiga (old Marvila). The recent tendency to transform these…