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 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.

March 20, 2019 getLISBON

Today we’ll be testing your emotions! We’re going to present you the important and impressive Dermatology Collection of the Capuchos Hospital.But what does this dermatology collection consist of?It is constituted by diverse documentation, scientific literature and equipment, but the most surprising to the visitors are undoubtedly the wax models. These are representations of dermatological lesions directly cast from patients, destined for the teaching of medicine.This is a valuable documentary collection for research in the history of science, health and even of art and heritage. The Use of Wax: Precious Horrors Wax mask of the Dermatology Collection of the Capuchos Hospital…

February 27, 2019 getLISBON

The art of the portuguese pavement is one of the biggest attractions of Lisbon. But did you know that there are curious secrets in the portuguese pavement disguised in the black and white patterns? Let’s find out!We’ve talked about this peculiar art in the article The Origins of the Portuguese Pavement and Its First Exemplars. This time, we want to focus on this fantastic artistic manifestation and discover in it its unexpected curiosities.Yes, unexpected curiosities!If we look closely we can see, hidden in the middle of the eye-catching designs, diverse images that surprise us every step we take.A bunch of…

February 20, 2019 getLISBON

Let’s explore the Santo Amaro Chapel in Lisbon, an Architectonic Gem from the 16th Century, with a circular plan and an arcade completely covered with magnificent polychromatic tiles!Located in the Neighbourhood of Santo Amaro, in the parish of Alcântara, in the West zone of Lisbon, classified as a national monument since 1910, this chapel is, without a doubt, one of the oldest and most peculiar buildings of Lisbon.We suggest you go to Rua 1º de Maio, next to the Carris Museum and go up the stairs that begin right at the start of Calçada de Santo Amaro, just like the…

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…