May 15, 2019 getLISBON

Today we invite you to visit the Feira da Ladra, the oldest Lisbon’s Flea Market that takes place every Tuesday and Saturday early in the morning until early afternoon in Campo de Santa Clara.It might be hard to find real gems at Lisbon’s Flea Market but there’s always a reason to go back there: to look for a part to fix an old object; in the hopes of finding an interesting bargain; or simply to nostalgically roam around childhood memories that remind us of people or experiences.Whether you call them antiques or kitsch, vintage, retro objects or any other name…

May 8, 2019 getLISBON

In the aftermath of the tragedy that recently destroyed part of the emblematic Notre-Dame Cathedral of Paris, a reflection on the restoration and reconstruction of the artistic heritage is necessary.Other questions are raised, such as the investigation of the source of the accident that occurred during the restoration works, simply so that similar situations can be prevented. Faced with a situation that seems unacceptable at first sight, we ask ourselves to what extent the security of our patrimony is properly preserved.It seems obvious to us that no matter how good the prevention measures are, the unthinkable can always happen.After tracking…

May 1, 2019 getLISBON

The International Festival of the Iberian Mask in Lisbon takes place every May since 2006 and is one of the traditions that precedes the Lisbon Festivities that take place in the following month.This festival was held in the streets of the Pombaline Downtown with masked groups from Portugal and Spain. Given the dimension of the event and the gradual increase of the number of participants, it now takes place in the spacious Império Square, in Belém.For four days, this grand event brings together various aspects of the popular culture around the ancestral rituals connected to the use of masks; an…