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.

March 17, 2021 getLISBON

In this article we’ll share with you our observation of the decorative elements present in the manhole covers of Lisbon. Have you ever noticed them? Throughout many walks around the city, the patterns of the Portuguese pavement and their curious secrets have been the main reasons we’ve been closely looking at the pavement everywhere we go.  It was during these contemplations that the manhole covers of Lisbon caught our attention. They made us notice the diversity of shape, size and design of the many types of covers spread across the sidewalks and streets of the city. Types of Manhole Covers…

March 3, 2021 getLISBON

In today’s article about Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro around Lisbon, we seek to bring you public places where original work by this extraordinary artist can still be seen. We’ll also go through tributes to him and other public works inspired by his ceramic pieces. Thus, this time we’ll meet Bordalo outside of the museum dedicated to him. Bordalo Pinheiro and Lisbon Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905), was born, lived and passed away in Lisbon. The city was marked by his undeniable presence. The cervejaria Leão de Ouro, the restaurant Tavares Rico, the São Carlos National Theatre are only some of the examples…

February 24, 2021 getLISBON

The Belém Tower, built over 500 years ago, has become the landmark of the city of Lisbon. Classified as a National Monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is also one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. getLISBON’s mainly focuses in less known or explored aspects of the city’s heritage. But Lisbon is also made up of monuments, unmissable symbols that are worth highlighting and getting to know better. That’s what we aimed to do in The Triumphal Arch of Praça do Comércio and now in this article too. Did you know that the official name of the Belém…

February 3, 2021 getLISBON

No one will guess what awaits him when passing by the discreet door of Casa do Alentejo Association, located in Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, in the Baixa/Liberdade axis. Inside the headquarters of the Associação Regionalista Alentejana (association of the Alentejo region), we can find stairs that will lead us to a wonderful world of fantasy, eccentricity and luxury. What building is this? What is its story? What association is this that loves and preserves this unique place? Let’s find out… The Alverca Palace The headquarters of Casa do Alentejo Association is based in the old Alverca Palace, built…

January 27, 2021 getLISBON

The urban art of Graça neighbourhood is today another prominent spot in this art form in Lisbon, given its quality and relevant number of murals. In approaching this set of artworks, we have a specific purpose, that of revealing those in which the common denominator is women. Although the importance of female participation in society is increasingly impactful, much remains to be done. And it is therefore necessary to emphasise the importance of gender equality. Everyone’s contribution, without exception, is fundamental to the development and evolution of humanity. The pieces of urban art of Graça neighbourhood that we bring today…