June 19, 2019 getLISBON

This time we’re visiting Cacilhas. Today’s programme includes the Tagus river, breathtaking views of the city of Lisbon, culture and gastronomy.When it’s warmer, going by the river becomes more appealing. In Lisbon and its surroundings there are countless maritime walks, where we can enjoy beautiful landscapes and where the coolness of the water balances the heat of Summer.Let’s head to the south bank by hopping on a boat in Cais do Sodré Ferry Terminal with destination to Cacilhas. Crossing the river takes no time so don’t get distracted, otherwise you’ll have reached Cacilhas and missed the chance of being blown…

May 8, 2019 getLISBON

In the aftermath of the tragedy that recently destroyed part of the emblematic Notre-Dame Cathedral of Paris, a reflection on the restoration and reconstruction of the artistic heritage is necessary.Other questions are raised, such as the investigation of the source of the accident that occurred during the restoration works, simply so that similar situations can be prevented. Faced with a situation that seems unacceptable at first sight, we ask ourselves to what extent the security of our patrimony is properly preserved.It seems obvious to us that no matter how good the prevention measures are, the unthinkable can always happen.After tracking…

January 16, 2019 getLISBON

Spread across the city, placed on the façades of buildings, we find countless plaques indicating that in that place a notable personality was born, lived or died. But what is more surprising is existing seven plaques in the same building; this is the case of the house of the evocative plaques in Bairro Alto.Plaques are testimonies of moments of the city’s history and of the citizens’ life. More or less elaborated, of different shapes and sizes, we can find them everywhere and they certainly deserve our attention.There is a building in the centre of Lisbon that displays seven evocative plaques…

November 7, 2018 getLISBON

We know that the oldest neighbourhood of Lisbon is Alfama, but the heart of the city is indisputably the Pombaline Downtown. This and its surrounding area is the place of choice of the visitors, an open air shopping centre for the locals and the meeting point for everyone. But these rigorously drawn streets are the result of an enormous catastrophe. If it weren’t for the devastation caused by the violent earthquake of 1755, this place would surely be different. Saying Lisbon before and post-earthquake is the same as saying Lisbon before and post-Pombal. The earthquake brought with it, in a…

October 31, 2018 getLISBON

Today when we talk about Lisbon the idea of a fabulous city arises immediately, but there was a tragic episode that deeply marked it, the earthquake of 1755. Everyone knows the date of 1st November, mark of a collective trauma that still overshadows the population, adding to its character the sensation of inevitability, resignation, destiny… The degree of destruction was such that it became an impetus for civilisational advances with no way back. In addition to a city exists a society, before and post-earthquake. This phenomenon shook the rich and the poor across the board. It destroyed hovels, palaces and…