October 31, 2018 getLISBON

Today when we talk about Lisbon the idea of a fabulous city arises immediately, but there was a tragic episode that deeply marked it, the earthquake of 1755. Everyone knows the date of 1st November, mark of a collective trauma that still overshadows the population, adding to its character the sensation of inevitability, resignation, destiny… The degree of destruction was such that it became an impetus for civilisational advances with no way back. In addition to a city exists a society, before and post-earthquake. This phenomenon shook the rich and the poor across the board. It destroyed hovels, palaces and…

October 24, 2018 getLISBON

Today we bring you a bit of the history between Portugal and China through 7 marks of Macau in Lisbon that getLISBON, during its wanderings through the city, had the opportunity of gathering. Why Macau? The explanation is simple: 50% of the genetic code of getLISBON is of Macanese origin. ☺ We will also suggest what could be interesting to get to know around these 7 marks of Macau in Lisbon so that you can enjoy your walk better. But first it’s important to know a bit about Macau: a result of the sea exploration of the Portuguese in the…

October 17, 2018 getLISBON

Roman Lisbon In this post we’ll observe peculiar roman vestiges in Lisbon. We’ll take you to the  unusual Roman Inscriptions of the Pedras Negras. Lisbon was roman between the 2nd century B.C. and the 5th century A.D. This is proved by the countless archaeological, linguistic and cultural vestiges there are. Since 195 B.C. that the romans did incursions through the Iberian Peninsula, but only around the year 61 B.C. was the city of Olissipo definitively conquered. At that time it became Felicitas Julia, having the statute of municipality    attributed by Júlio César. Of this city remain today vestiges that indicate…

October 10, 2018 getLISBON

Conquering the hills was one of the problems of accessibility in Lisbon in the 19th century. The lifts and funiculars of Lisbon solved this problem and the ones that still exist today are classified since 2002 as National Monuments. Lisbon’s relief is characterised by hills separated by valleys where once streams flowed in direction to the Tagus River. This characteristic is so accentuated that Lisbon is known as city of the Seven Hills. With time, the city conquered space from the streams, but if we observe in detail we can see their marks. You might even be surprised if we…

October 3, 2018 getLISBON

Have you ever thought of visiting historic cemeteries? Eerie places is most probably the first thought that comes into your head when we mention cemeteries. Spaces that generally remind us of pain, suffering and death. But these spaces, the older ones in particular, have a lot to offer. Here, stories are told, illustrious personalities are evoked, magnificent pieces of architecture and sculpture are contemplated and we can even find real symbol interpretation puzzles. For the most various reasons, thousands of people all over the world visit cemeteries as unmissable touristic places. The Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris, the Merry Cemetery in…