April 7, 2021 getLISBON

In this article we’ll be covering the Português Suave architectural style, the aesthetic that has marked the entire country in the 1940s. We’ll particularly talk about its characteristics, its impact and the main examples that we can find in Lisbon. Why Português Suave? Estado Novo was the dictatorial political regime that ruled Portugal for 41 years, until it was overthrown by the revolution of April 74. This authoritarian regime imposed a rupture with the Modern Movement rising in the 1920s, by promoting an architectural aesthetic based on a symbolic traditional and nationalist language, that is, that wants to affirm itself…

March 31, 2021 getLISBON

Today we bring you the urban artist SMILE, one of the most important Portuguese names in this art form. We had the privilege of getting to know Ivo Santos in a fun conversation where he talked about himself, his work and inspiration. In addition to sharing his journey, we’ll also highlight some of his works in Lisbon and in two neighbouring councils, Odivelas and Setúbal. SMILE, from a Promising Young Boy to a Renowned Artist

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The Urban Artist SMILE 1

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

The Urban Artist SMILE 2

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

The Urban Artist SMILE 3

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

The Urban Artist SMILE 4

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

The Urban Artist SMILE 5

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

The Urban Artist SMILE 6

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

The Urban Artist SMILE 7

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

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Ivo Santos, adopted the artist name SMILE at a very young age. It was inspired by a graffiti sticker, which was distributed with…

January 20, 2021 getLISBON

Have you taken an attentive look at the tiled panoramas of Lisbon that are in four viewpoints of the city? If not, it’s time to break your routine and visit these places where the panels have been for nearly 60 years, indicating the interest points that can be seen from there. It is particularities like this that getLISBON proposes to draw your attention to. How many people have passed by these panels without seeing them, how many ignore their authorship… Let’s get to know the artist who designed these tiled panoramas of Lisbon and the places where you can admire…

November 25, 2020 getLISBON

The writer Eça de Queiroz is unarguably, one of the most relevant Portuguese writers of all times. On the day he would turn 175 years old, we want to remember him, recalling his relationship with Lisbon. The novelist, characterised by originality, richness of style and language, great realistic descriptive power, as well as by timeless social criticism, has his work translated into about 20 languages. He’s the author of compelling novels in our literature such as: ‘The Sin of Father Amaro’, ‘The Relic’, ‘The Illustrious House of Ramires’, ‘The Mandarin’, ‘The City and the Mountains’… From the realist movement of…

October 28, 2020 getLISBON

Tracing Amália Rodrigues in Lisbon reveals to you marks of the Portuguese artist, perhaps the one with the most important legacy of the history of popular music in Portugal in the 20th century. Her artistic contribution was determinant for the development and internationalization of fado and she’s considered by many one of its best interpreters. As it should be, Amália Rodrigues (1920-1999) sang Lisbon. The city is a recurring topic in countless fados: Gaivota, Ai Lisboa, Lisboa à Noite, Lisboa Antiga, Ai Mouraria, Há Festa na Mouraria, Maria Lisboa, Madrugada de Alfama… But also in popular marches so famous that…