November 14, 2018 getLISBON

The rare exemplars of Italian mosaic in the streets of Lisbon can be considered a hidden treasure in plain sight. The mosaics that we’re talking about today date back to late 1800s, beginning of the 1900s. They result from an eclectic revivalist taste characteristic of the romantic movement of this period. Other mosaics of identical quality can probably be appreciated inside mansions, but the ones we’ve found in public spaces are the ones we want to reveal to you. Brief Approach to Artistic Mosaics Mosaics are decorative coatings of movable and fixed surfaces used indoors or outdoors, composed by small…

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…

October 24, 2018 getLISBON

Today we bring you a bit of the history between Portugal and China through 7 marks of Macau in Lisbon that getLISBON, during its wanderings through the city, had the opportunity of gathering. Why Macau? The explanation is simple: 50% of the genetic code of getLISBON is of Macanese origin. ☺ We will also suggest what could be interesting to get to know around these 7 marks of Macau in Lisbon so that you can enjoy your walk better. But first it’s important to know a bit about Macau: a result of the sea exploration of the Portuguese in the…

October 17, 2018 getLISBON

Roman Lisbon In this post we’ll observe peculiar roman vestiges in Lisbon. We’ll take you to the  unusual Roman Inscriptions of the Pedras Negras. Lisbon was roman between the 2nd century B.C. and the 5th century A.D. This is proved by the countless archaeological, linguistic and cultural vestiges there are. Since 195 B.C. that the romans did incursions through the Iberian Peninsula, but only around the year 61 B.C. was the city of Olissipo definitively conquered. At that time it became Felicitas Julia, having the statute of municipality    attributed by Júlio César. Of this city remain today vestiges that indicate…