July 25, 2018 getLISBON

Summer, sun and holidays don’t necessarily mean going to the beach. This week we chose to visit 5 parks and gardens to take the children and enjoy the view. Lisbon is a city that has many green spaces. Why not get to know some of these and enjoy the views of this city of the Seven Hills? The concept of green spaces of a city covers all the urban spaces where exist plant species. These have fundamental roles, such as ecological, ludic and recreational, and the green areas are the ones that preserve the air quality and that offer the…

July 18, 2018 getLISBON

Wondering what shops with history and tradition we’re talking about? And why they’re environment-friendly? We’ll tell you in this small, but useful article. It was over 20 years ago that Portugal started recycling glass, plastic and paper. Today, many other types of waste can be recycled and the population is more conscientious about the importance of recycling. According to the 2018 data of the Sociedade Ponto Verde, seven out of ten Portuguese households already sort their waste. The same organisation reveals that despite these positive results, there still exists a considerable potential growth when it comes to the adoption of…

July 11, 2018 getLISBON

What is the origin of the Bandstands of Lisbon and what is their role in the city life? Why have they begun to slip into decline? How many still remain? Let’s find out! Summer is a time of festivities, of living the streets and open spaces. But festivities are incomplete without music. Music is on the streets of Lisbon in rock, jazz, fado and in classical music festivals, covering all different sounds and types of public. For this events are generally set up temporary stages, equipped with all types of today’s technology. In this sense, what is the role of…

July 4, 2018 getLISBON

The heat is here! Refresh yourself with the curious story about Snow that we’re telling you today and with the ice creams from the 5 Classic Ice Cream Shops in Avenidas Novas. The historic centre of Lisbon is full of modern ice cream shops, of national and foreign brands. They serve ice creams in which the variety of flavours, shapes and concepts surpasses the limits of the imagination. But we’re not telling you about the flavours and shapes, nor about the ice cream shops of the touristic areas of Lisbon. We’ve thought of a different approach. However, we don’t want…