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…

January 29, 2020 getLISBON

When thinking about the urban art of Entrecampos Station you probably immediately picture in your mind the art intervention on the outside of the station. But did you know that there’s another one inside?Lisbon has been a top choice destination for the graffiters from all over the world, having already countless quality works spread across the entire city.However, to attain this, it took years of tackling illegal graffiti and tags and, simultaneously, the promotion of urban art, which has had an important role in society at different levels.These are the cases of projects that were determinant of the innovation of…

January 22, 2020 getLISBON

Bordalo Pinheiro Garden is located at the far end of Campo Grande and it is a surprising world of the unusual and the fantastical that you’ll want to visit.Integrated in a summer palace of the 18th century, where today is the headquarters of the Museum of Lisbon, we can find this walled garden that is more than a homage to the amazing plastic artist.The Bordalo Pinheiro Garden originated from the idea of a business woman, was developed by a plastic artist, saved a centenary company from bankruptcy, sought to relaunch the then City Museum and today is open to the…