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.

April 24, 2019 getLISBON

With the celebration of the 45 years of the revolution of 25 April 1974, we show you a very distinctive space, the Museum of Aljube – Resistance and Freedom.To mark the month of April we’ve already shared with you the GNR Museum that you can visit in the Carmo Barrack, where the main action of the day of the revolution took place.It’s important to get to know the facts and the places of the relevant events of history, but it is equally fundamental to know the causes of these events. For that reason, today we bring you the musealisation of…

April 17, 2019 getLISBON

For some time now, Lisbon region has been part of the world’s urban art itinerary. The more than a hundred pieces of urban art of the Quinta do Mocho are certainly responsible for this and are one of the main attractions in this scope.The Quinta do Mocho is situated “at the door” of Lisbon in the neighbour Council of Loures and getLISBON had to introduce it to its readers since there you can find the biggest urban art gallery in Europe and 2nd biggest in the world! Here you can admire pieces from both national and foreign artists. But the…

April 10, 2019 getLISBON

As you can see by the title Armillary Spheres: Misconception Uncovered!, we’re going to clarify a situation related to someone’s statement that many are repeating without reflecting and without observing.getLISBON’s proposal is to approach peculiar, lesser-known, underappreciated (or that we simply appreciate) aspects of Lisbon, but we’ve also been investigating, discovering and revealing unknown or forgotten facts about our city.We’ve had the opportunity to find out that the discreet Nossa Senhora da Oliveira Church, which is situated in Rua de São Julião and is one of the unjustly unknown places of Catholic worship in the city of Lisbon, was in…

April 3, 2019 getLISBON

Today we bring to you the old concept of public toilet, the WC kiosks of Lisbon. These are true design pieces with an artistic value that’s worth preserving.We’ve had the opportunity to talk about the old public urinals that this city still maintains. But this article’s about another equipment of the early 20th century of which four exemplars still remain.We’re also going to reveal you the location of another kiosk that has already been demolished and that we were able to find in old photos. An Innovative Project Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa; Project of the WC kiosks; 1913; José Alexandre…

March 27, 2019 getLISBON

The Bordalo Pinheiro Museum is, on its own, considered the most fun museum of Lisbon… and it may well be true!Brilliance and humour usually go hand in hand and Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905) is a good example of this.The diversified, unmistakable and unique work of this artist is here represented in a collection that brings together countless works that take us from the world of caricature and illustration to the world of ceramics. And there are many pieces that make us smile!We are, among many other things, going to find out how this museum was born and what you should…