April 25, 2018 getLISBON

In this day in which we celebrate Freedom, we bring to you the Museu da GNR (Museum of the National Republican Guard), in the Carmo Barrack, in the heart of the historic centre of Lisbon. The important and of great quality collection of this museum allows us to go through history, from the origins of the old Carmo Convent and its founder, the earthquake of 1755 and the emergence of the first predecessor forces, to the creation of the National Republican Guard. And it’s the location of this museum that takes us back to the determinant day of 25th of…

April 18, 2018 getLISBON

The Nossa Senhora da Oliveira Church is, perhaps, one of the most unknown spaces of Christian cult, even though it is located right in Pombaline Downtown. Inserted, interestingly enough, in a building like many others, its façade is so discreet that we might come across its door daily without ever noticing that there is a church. A simple triangular pediment, surmounted by a cross, enclosing a bronze olive branch, a stone plaque with the engraved name and a small bell tower indicate the existence of a place of cult. The History of the Nossa Senhora da Oliveira Church The history…

April 11, 2018 getLISBON

The Geological Museum is a small museum full of treasures, testimonies of other times. It was created in 1857 after the countrywide geological survey, carried out by Carlos Ribeiro and Nery Delgado, who at the time headed the Geological Survey. Since its founding, it occupies the second floor of the Convent of Jesus on Rua da Academia das Ciências. The Museum is valuable not only by its exhibited collection, but also because the museum itself is a testimony of an old museum. In the bookshelves and showcases made of wood and glass, packed with samples of stones, fossils and artefacts,…

April 4, 2018 getLISBON

In regard of the emblematic work of the Dadaist artist Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, currently on display in Lisbon, we take the opportunity to tell you about a very peculiar urban piece of furniture, the public urinals. Perhaps you’ve already stumbled across the ones that still remain and never really paid attention to them. Public Urinals of Lisbon The public urinals were invented by the French in the 19th century and exported to all of Europe and America, being still present in cities such as Paris, Amsterdam or Berlin. Lisbon also imported this invention and we could find them in many…