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 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.

November 20, 2019 getLISBON

The Urban Art Faces in the Blue Wall is a peculiar project of art pieces with one single theme, created on a sky blue 1-km-long wall. Let’s dive in!getLisbon has already had the opportunity of sharing with you the open-air urban art galleries of the municipal neighbourhoods:  The Urban Art Gallery of the Quinta do MochoThe Urban Art of Bairro Padre Cruz in Lisbon As well as the initiative Às 5 no Mercado – The Urban Art of Chão do Loureiro Car Park.This time we’re taking you to Rua das Murtas in the back of the old Júlio de Matos…

November 13, 2019 getLISBON

The columns that the earthquake displaced that we’re telling you about are curious cases of pieces of ruins and demolitions from the catastrophe that were recovered and thus have persisted until today.In the mid-eighteenth century Lisbon was a city of contrasts. A bustling multicultural trading hub marked by prosperity provided by the gold from Brazil. A city both old, with Muslim mediterranean and medieval Christian traces, and new, with monumental baroque signs.From one moment to the next the brutality of the earthquake of 1755, on November 1, and the following tsunami and fires razed the downtown area to the ground.But…

November 6, 2019 getLISBON

The Tombo Tower was projected to receive the National Archive. Today we’ll be talking about this impressive temple guarded by gargoyles that conjugates in an exemplar way functionality and symbolism.It’s also important to get to know the history and collection of this institution, whose mission is the preservation of part of the history of Portugal and the World. In case you haven’t, we suggest you read our article The National Archive of the Tombo Tower.Today we’ll be revealing to you important and peculiar aspects of the conception of this relevant building of the city of the Seven Hills that you…

October 23, 2019 getLISBON

In this article Ancient Egyptian Art in the Museums of Lisbon we’ll be sharing with you public spaces in our city of the Seven Hills where you can find art pieces of this fascinating civilisation.Ancient Egypt, for its antiquity, artistic originality and quality, arouses much interest and admiration around the world.The attraction to this so ancient society is mostly focused on the impact of its architecture on the art and artefacts created on the basis of religion and the belief in life after death.Its artistic production that went on for around three thousand years of the history of Egypt of…

October 16, 2019 getLISBON

With this article The Sculptures of Liberdade Avenue – East we complete our walk through the public art in this important artery of the city of Lisbon.In The Sculpture of Liberdade Avenue – West, we’ve shared with you six artworks on the west side of the avenue. From Marquês de Pombal Square to Restauradores we saw many diverse pieces, such as artworks of the 1940s ordered by official institutions and the Allegory to the Douro River from the 18th century, among others.This time we bring you seven public art pieces produced between the 18th and the 21st century.We once again…