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

The history of the bandstands, its origin and their role in the city life are what we’ll be telling you about today. Do you know why they went into decline and what’s their current purpose? Let’s find out! The History of the Bandstands Origin and Typology of the Bandstands Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa; Bandstand set in Rossio on the occasion of the visit of Alfonso XIII of Spain, 1903; Paulo Guedes (1886-1947); PT/AMLSB/CMLSBAH/PCSP/004/PAG/000042 The bandstands are an elevated structure, a stage that is almost always covered, that allows the public to stand around it, destined to the performances of musical…

July 4, 2018 getLISBON

The heat is here! Refresh yourself with the delicious 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. Did you know that ice cream shops were in vogue in the 1970’s and 1980’s…