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.

November 4, 2020 getLISBON

The affirmation of a plural and solidary Lisbon is present in symbolic marks that we find scattered throughout the city. In 1945 the aftermath of the two great world wars that caused millions of deaths, destruction, hunger and misery was lived. And thus, delegates from 50 countries met in San Francisco with the aim of, in their words, “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind.” It was in this context that the 30 articles of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations on December…

October 21, 2020 getLISBON

Did you know there’s mathematics in Campo Grande Garden? References that bring us to this science are spread across this entire area, but few know of its existence. During our search about the public art of Campo Grande Garden we noticed, among others, board games, playground and historic marks related to maths, which caught our attention… Games and References Related to Mathematics in Campo Grande Garden This initiative to evoke the mathematical knowledge resulted in the collaboration between the Portuguese Mathematical Society and the City Council of Lisbon, at the time of the requalification of the Campo Grande Garden between…

September 30, 2020 getLISBON

The urban art of Marvila is a relevant spot in Lisbon that is worth getting to know. We’ll explore it in different places in this civil parish of the east zone of the city. Marvila Civil Parish Marvila Antiga Marvila is a territory where large social housing neighbourhoods predominate. These were built between the 70s and 90s in order to house families of different origins and life situations. Its past connected to industry left as evidence factories, warehouses, worker housing that are part of the landscape of its historic centre, Marvila Antiga (old Marvila). The recent tendency to transform these…

September 23, 2020 getLISBON

Do you have any clue of the diversity of the public art of the Campo Grande Garden in Lisbon? We’ve put together a route for you to see each of the art pieces there are in this pleasant and historic green space. The Public Art of Campo Grande Garden The Campo Grande Garden was renewed and named Mário Soares Garden in 2018, but it is still mostly known by its former name by the locals. The renovation work at the time allowed restoring buildings and equipment, installing new resources and redrawing green spaces. This extensive area of around 13 hectares…

September 16, 2020 getLISBON

 In this article we want to surprise you with a selection of unique toponymic plaques of Lisbon.They’re different from the traditional and official models that we shared with you in Typologies of Toponymic Plaques of Lisbon, where we talked about their connection with the development and occupation of urban space.This time we suggest you see completely different plaques that break the mould. They’re discreet details that reveal particularities and tell us interesting episodes related to this fascinating city. The Selection of Unique Toponymic Plaques of Lisbon There are many non-official toponymic plaques of different formats and materials that we observe…