Shopping: a Different Way of Getting to Know Lisbon

Have you ever thought that, by going shopping, walking around appreciating the façades of the shops and the products they have to offer, it is a different way of getting to know a city?

Shopping: a Different Way of Getting to Know Lisbon

Here in Lisbon, you can find a bit of everything, from traditional products to the most original pieces of Portuguese design, without forgetting fashion in all different styles.

The main axis of the city, from Baixa to Amoreiras, is marked by the most prestigious international fashion shops. Popular international brands are everywhere, both on the street and in shopping centres where you can buy or do bit of everything.

But the experience of the city is based on traditional commerce. In many cases, these stores have a historical relevance due to their location, antiquity or the aesthetics that they preserve. Therefore, if it’s just for the products that they commercialise or to simply admire their façades and the original interiors, they deserve an attentive visit. The most surprising is the power they have of making us travel to the past…

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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…

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…

March 13, 2019 getLISBON

Chintz of Alcobaça is a very expressive and colourful woodblock printed Portuguese cotton fabric. The reason why it is called Alcobaça is still a mystery, seeing that this fabric was never produced in that city.Did you know that one of the main production centres of chintz of Alcobaça was in Lisbon?And that this product resulted from the globalisation from 500 years ago, initiated with the arrival of Vasco da Gama to India, along with the late industrialisation of Portugal in the end of 1700’s?By bringing this subject we want to promote this multi-purpose traditional product, which used to be of…

July 18, 2018 getLISBON

Wondering what shops with history and tradition we’re talking about? And why they’re environment-friendly? We’ll tell you in this small, but useful article. It was over 20 years ago that Portugal started recycling glass, plastic and paper. Today, many other types of waste can be recycled and the population is more conscientious about the importance of recycling. According to the 2018 data of the Sociedade Ponto Verde, seven out of ten Portuguese households already sort their waste. The same organisation reveals that despite these positive results, there still exists a considerable potential growth when it comes to the adoption of…