March 11, 2020 getLISBON

Situated in one of the most beautiful squares of the world, the Triumphal Arch of Praça do Comércio, most commonly known as Rua Augusta Arch, is the monumental gate that connects Lisbon to Tagus river.The construction process of this Triumphal Arch, the emblematic finishing element of the buildings that constitute the former Terreiro do Paço, was long and certainly not controversy-free.Supported by grandiose columns it is topped by a set of sculptures that carries a lot of meaning.Today it is one of the tourist attractions of the city and a must-visit place for the Portuguese as well as for foreigners,…

March 4, 2020 getLISBON

Sarah Mattos is the protagonist’s name of the Trinas case, a dramatic event that shocked the population of Lisbon in the last decade of the 1800s.With time, this case sank into oblivion but its symbolic tomb in the Prazeres Cemetery perpetuates this timeless story. During a visit to the historic cemetery this tomb caught our attention due to its symbolic representations and the strong message engraved on it.Who was Sarah Mattos? And what happened? The Trinas Case The tragic story of Sarah Mattos, that became known as the Trinas Case, took place in the Convent of Our Lady of Sorrows,…

February 19, 2020 getLISBON

We suggest you get to know the artworks of Bordalo II in Lisbon, a young Portuguese artist who has marked with his work the most diverse cities in the world. Street art is by definition ephemeral, it lasts for the lifetime of an abandonment. However, there are pieces that now mark the city and that we don’t want to see them go.Lisbon continues to be faced with graffiti and tags, agents of destruction not only of buildings but also of quality street art that we learn to appreciate with time.However, this urban artistic form of expression with works of increasing…

February 12, 2020 getLISBON

In this article we’ll be sharing with you viewpoints in national monuments of Lisbon. Did you know that their rooftops are open to the public and have beautiful views?Here you’ll not only find buildings that are probably familiar to you but also curious details that you might not know about them…Let’s dive in! The 8 Selected Viewpoints in National Monuments of Lisbon Due to its geographical characteristics Lisbon could only be a city of viewpoints!From the top of the hill, from a steeper street or from the top of some stairs, we’re constantly faced with different perspectives of the city,…

February 5, 2020 getLISBON

7 marks of Lisbon in Macau? Yes, getLISBON travelled all the way to the East and decided to sort of reverse an article we’ve previously published that connects these two cities…Previously in 7 Marks of Macau in Lisbon we briefly approached the historic connection between Macau and Portugal and we identified several places in the city of the seven hills where we can find references to the former territory under Portuguese administration.We’ve reversed things in this article. The 7 Selected Marks of Lisbon in Macau In December 22, 2019 were celebrated 20 years since Macau’s sovereignty was transferred from Portugal…