July 29, 2020 getLISBON

In the 5 relief ceramic panels we’ve selected we can see bold and/or contrasting colours and a plasticity that results from the combination of sculpture and classic tilework.Portuguese tilework has stood out worldwide for centuries due to its monumentality, scenographic sense and chromatic characteristics. But also due to the crossing of various arts and the originality in its application that establishes a dialogue between the tiles and the space itself.A traditional tile consists of a squared flat ceramic slab, but we can’t forget about the relief Aresta or Corda-Seca tiles from the 16th century. These tiles’ ceramic relief prevented the…

July 22, 2020 getLISBON

Lisbon’s light … How can we define a phenomenon that everyone recognises but that is so hard to put into words? Nothing better than poems to transmit what’s special and what’s difficult to explain. Lisbon’s light is frequently mentioned in poems and in fado lyrics. But painters, photographers and filmmakers, either Portuguese or foreigners, also seek to capture and register the intensity and glow that enchants them and that is an intangible icon of the city. It’s a fascinating natural phenomenon, well-known internationally and one of the true reasons to visit Lisbon. But why does this city of the seven…

July 15, 2020 getLISBON

Did you know that Lisbon has poetry on garden benches? Indeed, this urban equipment is not only meant for resting moments, but also to be read.They might’ve gone unnoticed by you, seeing that they’re not particularly good looking.However, what makes them special are the inscripted poems inspired by the sea, the Tagus river and Lisbon, written by consecrated personalities of Portuguese literature.This initiative was started by the Paço D’Arcos Foundation that gifted these benches to the city of Lisbon in different times. Paço d’Arcos Foundation Paço D’Arcos Foundation emerged from the mind of the son of Henrique Belford Correia da…

July 8, 2020 getLISBON

These 5 discreet viewpoints of Lisbon aren’t among the most well-known of the city of the seven hills, but they offer different and unpredictable perspectives that only a few know.The emblematic views from São Jorge Castle or from the viewpoints of Portas do Sol, São Pedro de Alcântara or of Senhora do Monte are unmatchable. They’re undoubtedly a must for those visiting and looking for the best spots to admire our typical buildings, the river and the light of Lisbon.But there are other more discreet ones that also deserve to be visited. The 5 Selected Discreet Viewpoints of Lisbon The…

July 1, 2020 getLISBON

If you think the Fado Museum is an old space where only distant memories are kept, you’re very wrong! Accept our challenge to get to know a dynamic museum, where history is exalted and where every day the universe of Fado and the Portuguese guitar are experienced and celebrated.We suggest you (re)read our article Fado, a Sonority of Lisbon, where you can get a grasp of our idea about this anthem of the emotions of the Portuguese and the locals of Lisbon. Fado Museum The Museum provides audio guides to listen to fado of yesterday and today Open to the…