October 7, 2020 getLISBON

The Maciel Tinsmith Shop, a Know-How of 7 Generations is about one of the oldest shops/workshops of Lisbon. Here the traditional Portuguese artisanal craft, as well as prestige and the love for art are kept alive. Get to know its story and how it survived the troubles of a craft in extinction. If you recall the Maciel Tinsmith Shop, former Casa Maciel, we’ll refresh your memory and tell you what’s new. If you’ve never heard of it, then you’ll want to know everything! 200 Years of History of the Maciel Tinsmith Shop A lamp being restored The Maciel Tinsmith Shop…

June 3, 2020 getLISBON

The Procession of Our Lady of Health is a centuries-old tradition in gratitude for the end of a terrible plague that devastated Lisbon in the 16th century.This year, 2020, we’d be celebrating 450 years of its existence, but it was curiously cancelled due to the global pandemic.Every May, Mouraria is liven up with the Procession of Our Lady of Health that takes place on the 1st or 2nd Sunday of the month, depending on the Easter day.The most multicultural neighbourhood of the city decorates their windows with bedspreads and the scent of incense and rosewood is added to the smell…

July 3, 2019 getLISBON

Today’s post will be about the origin of the names of Chintz of Alcobaça – Collection Elipas: both its designations and brand created by engineer Elísio Sopas. Read until the end for many other curiosities!In our article Chintz of Alcobaça, a Cultural Heritage at Risk we talked about the story of the Portuguese chintz and we’ve revealed that although its name indicates that it is from Alcobaça, its production was, in fact, initiated in the 18th century in the regions of Lisbon and Porto.This article follows one other article about chintz of Alcobaça in the 20th century, where we introduced…

June 5, 2019 getLISBON

In this article we bring you the Procession of Saint Anthony of Lisbon, a demonstration of popular faith with one peculiarity. It is said that the Lisbon beloved saint leaves alone and returns accompanied. Find out why!The number of participants and curious people that in the afternoon of June 13 go to the square of the Church of Saint Anthony next to the Lisbon Cathedral to watch the event is increasing.The tradition is not dead but we must highlight the magnificent work by the dedicated team of the Museum of Lisbon – Saint Anthony behind the promotion of this unique…

May 29, 2019 getLISBON 2Comment

Today we’re revealing you facts that will surely surprise you and that many have never heard of, the unique story of chintz of Alcobaça in the 20th century.We believe it’s important to share it, not only because of the historic, cultural and artistic value of these fabrics, but also because the story of the two responsible persons for the preservation of the production of the chintz of Alcobaça patterns deserves to be known.After our article Chintz of Alcobaça, a Cultural Heritage at Risk, we were contacted by one of our followers, who was happy that we wrote about this fantastic…