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…

June 24, 2020 getLISBON

Príncipe Real Garden, in a romantic style with exotic plant species and small eclectic palaces around it, is one of the most beautiful quarter gardens.The zone of Príncipe Real is situated between Amoreiras and Cais do Sodré and is considered one of the most cosmopolitan neighbourhoods of the city.Famous or gourmet restaurants, cafés and shops with history or with alternative concepts, along with the proximity to Bairro Alto are more than enough reasons to visit this area.But we’ll give you many other motives, such as two pieces of old urban equipment, in which one no longer exists. Brief Historical Background…

June 17, 2020 getLISBON

Have you noticed that there are several typologies of toponymic plaques in Lisbon? Did you know that they have stories and curious facts to tell? Let’s find out!There’s no doubt that toponymy, the etymological and historic study of the origins of place names, is a very interesting field that reveals to us precious and surprising information about places and localities.But in this article we won’t cover toponyms but rather their display, true records that carry interesting aspects of the history of a city. The Evolution of Typologies of Toponymic Plaques of Lisbon For centuries the names of streets and places…

June 10, 2020 getLISBON

The sculptor Costa Motta (Tio) isn’t one of the most well-known out there. But did you know that many of the emblematic monuments of Lisbon were his work?His first art pieces were the tombs of the explorer Vasco da Gama (1469-1524) and of the poet Luís de Camões (1524-1580), dated from 1894.You can find them side by side on the rood screen of the church of Jerónimos Monastery and they both have the same typology and neo-manueline aesthetic. Because they belong to very prominent personalities of the history of Portugal and due to their location, these tombs are famous tourist…