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.

July 25, 2018 getLISBON

Summer, sun and holidays don’t necessarily mean going to the beach. This week we chose to visit 5 parks and gardens to take the children and enjoy the view. Lisbon is a city that has many green spaces. Why not get to know some of these and enjoy the views of this city of the Seven Hills? The concept of green spaces of a city covers all the urban spaces where exist plant species. These have fundamental roles, such as ecological, ludic and recreational, and the green areas are the ones that preserve the air quality and that offer the…

July 11, 2018 getLISBON

What is the origin of the Bandstands of Lisbon and what is their role in the city life? Why have they begun to slip into decline? How many still remain? Let’s find out! Summer is a time of festivities, of living the streets and open spaces. But festivities are incomplete without music. Music is on the streets of Lisbon in rock, jazz, fado and in classical music festivals, covering all different sounds and types of public. For this events are generally set up temporary stages, equipped with all types of today’s technology. In this sense, what is the role of…

June 27, 2018 getLISBON

We’ve created a short itinerary with suggestions so that you can better enjoy the Viewpoints of Penha de França and of Monte Agudo. In Lisbon there are many viewpoints due to its natural uneven terrain that resulted in the well-known designation of City of Seven Hills. The national and foreign tourists should not miss the most emblematic viewpoints, such as the one of Portas do Sol, which has a view over Alfama, the two of Graça and of São Pedro de Alcântara. But there are others that are equally worth a visit. The Viewpoints of Penha de França and of…

June 20, 2018 getLISBON

They really are mysterious marks in the Carmo Ruins’ stones! Watch the video we’ve made for you and it’ll certainly surprise you. The Carmo Ruins are a testimony of several eras. Since the edification of the church in the 14th century, going through the 1755 earthquake and until the current Archeologic Museum, here were present various occupations, intentions, aesthetics and ideologies. We suggest you to read our post ‘Museu da GNR: Memories of the Revolution, a Convent and a Barrack’ to know more about the Carmo Convent. Much is known about this building, there is so much to tell and…

May 30, 2018 getLISBON

Today we highlight 5 Municipal Libraries from the eighteen that are spread over Lisbon. Going to the library isn’t necessarily to conduct a bibliographic search. We present you a different perspective of these spaces of culture that are installed in buildings with history. The Municipal Libraries are spaces that depend on the parishes or directly on the City Council of Lisbon and where you can consult and borrow books, magazines and newspapers, as well as use computers and the internet. Nowadays, they have a much more dynamic role. Besides their inherent function, their cultural agenda is filled with exhibitions, workshops…