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…

November 18, 2020 getLISBON

São Pedro de Alcântara Garden is very well-known by those who visit Lisbon. No one wants to miss the wide panorama between Eduardo VII Park and the Tagus river that can be seen from there. Located in the axis Amoreiras/Chiado, right further down Príncipe Real Garden, this rectangular-shaped garden, constituted by two uneven levels, offers other reasons to visit it in addition to the beautiful view. Let’s find out! Brief Origin The origin of this place goes back to the 19th century when a square started to be built in front of the Convent of São Pedro de Alcântara, which…

November 11, 2020 getLISBON

In this article about urban art tributes to personalities in Lisbon, we bring you art pieces that highlight people and/or events that deserve to be well-known. Urban art, like other artistic expressions, is often a way of manifesting dissatisfaction towards issues that affect us as a society or problems that affect us globally. It’s in this art that we also witness tributes to national and foreign individuals who, in some way, have excelled in different areas or who have contributed with their effort and dedication to a better world. Join Lisbon: Street art Tour and get to know other urban…

November 4, 2020 getLISBON

The affirmation of a plural and solidary Lisbon is present in symbolic marks that we find scattered throughout the city. In 1945 the aftermath of the two great world wars that caused millions of deaths, destruction, hunger and misery was lived. And thus, delegates from 50 countries met in San Francisco with the aim of, in their words, “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind.” It was in this context that the 30 articles of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations on December…

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…