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.

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.

February 13, 2019 getLISBON

The iconography connected to Our Lady of Nazaré and to the Miracle of D. Fuas Roupinho is relatively common in the West region of the country, particularly in Nazaré.In Lisbon the representation of this theme is rare, but during our walks around the city of the Seven Hills we found 3 evocations to this miracle that we want to bring to our readers.Let’s, in the first place. find out about the story of Our Lady of Nazaré and the Miracle of D. Fuas Roupinho, one of the most famous legends of the history of Portugal. Our Lady of Nazaré and…

February 6, 2019 getLISBON

Between the São Jorge Castle and the Downtown Lisbon is the Limoeiro (lemon tree) Square, where many tourists often pass by. But did you know that it has many interesting stories to tell?In this zone there’s a daily hustle and bustle of tourists that on foot, by tram or by tuk tuk, cross the historic centre of the city, admiring the view over the river and the still typical oldest part of Lisbon.However, this is a very recent reality. The development and the dynamics of a society alter its configuration and occupation of space.The origin of Lisbon is lost in…

January 23, 2019 getLISBON

Today we’re exploring 5 portals between Alfama and Mouraria that will impress you. While some are more mysterious, others have curious stories to tell.Come discover them in this tour around the heart of Lisbon! The 5 Portals between Alfama and Mouraria Head to Alfama, more specifically to the Chafariz de Dentro Square, and begin the route by going up the Rua dos Remédios.Your attention will immediately be caught by the magnificent Manueline portal of the Senhora dos Remédios Church, former Espírito Santo Church, but it’s not this one we’re telling you about today. Why not? Because it is still located…

December 19, 2018 getLISBON

The Nativity Scene of the Estrela Basilica is one of the most spectacular amongst the many baroque nativity scenes that exist in Lisbon. It was ordered by Queen Maria I to the sculptor Machado de Castro. The complex of the Estrela Basilica and of the Convent of the Nuns of Carmelites is situated in Estrela and is one of the most well-known religious temples of the late 18th century of the city of Lisbon. Queen Maria I promised she would order built a church if she were to get pregnant. Thus, between 1779 and 1790 this monumental building, the first…

December 5, 2018 getLISBON

Right outside of Alfama neighbourhood, installed in the Azurara Palace, we can find the Museum of Portuguese Decorative Arts (Museu de Artes Decorativas Portuguesas). It’s a fascinating space marked by the relevance of its assets, by its quality and its mission’s importance. It’s a place where the knowledge of the traditional techniques and the attention to detail make us enter a new dimension where time passes slowly. Collection of Ricardo do Espírito Santo e Silva Tapestry “Cortejo com Girafas” (parade with giraffes) of the Tounai Atelier, around 1510 The Museum of Portuguese Decorative Arts was opened to the public in…