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.

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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.

October 1, 2021 getLISBON

The iron fountains of the 19th century Lisbon are a fascinating subject not only for the beauty of its object of study, but also for the fact that information about its origin and authorship is not easily available. This approach requires us, therefore, to take a particularly careful look, seeking to uncover similarities between other identical specimens spread all over the world. Fountains of Lisbon There are countless fountains that we can observe in Lisbon. In many of the city’s gardens we find fountains with stone tanks of different sizes and periods, some with associated sculptural elements that deserve to…

September 17, 2021 getLISBON

A visit to the Lisbon Aquarium is more than a simple discovery of the fantastic underwater world. In addition to diving into the extraordinary beauty of the oceans and observing the countless marine species, we are faced with one of the most pressing issues of our time, the urgency of nature conservation.  In this space, we learn how everyone, including the little ones, can contribute to the balance of the planet that depends on forests and oceans. From the Oceans Pavilion to the Lisbon Aquarium The Lisbon Aquarium was built as part of the Lisbon World Exposition 1998 under the…

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…