January 26, 2018 getLISBON

By giving our readers some insight into the history of Lisbon, we intend to contribute to a better understanding of its culture and people. This city of great vitality and multiculturalism, despite all the adversities through times, it has always been able to be reborn from the ashes, keeping its peculiarities and traditions. In the Early Days We start off with the intriguing information that geology shows us. Did you know that the region of Lisbon crossed a period of tropical climate in which a reef abundant in marine life was developed? After millions of years and with the change…

January 23, 2018 getLISBON

We have defined as the purpose of our project getLISBON, the discovery and disclosure of peculiar aspects of Lisbon. But what these peculiar aspects have to do with the Chronology of the Kings of Portugal? Well, because we believe that by making the city of Lisbon known to our readers, a little of its history will help them to understand their culture and its people. In addition, behind the history of a city, there are certainly interesting episodes that deserve to be known. Therefore, by talking about episodes of the history of Lisbon, it is inevitable to mention the History…

January 19, 2018 getLISBON 1Comment

‘Excuse me, can I have two pastéis de Belém, please?’ asked a tourist in one of the many cafes in the heart of Lisbon, Chiado. The waiter, tired of giving the same reply, politely said ‘I’m afraid we don’t have pastel de Belém, only pastel de nata (egg custard tart).’ The woman, intrigued, pointed at the tarts that were on the café’s display. This episode was one of several that we witnessed during our incursions through this Seven Hills city, searching for more peculiar and interesting aspects to share with our readers. For those who know Lisbon, this post might…