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…

June 27, 2018 getLISBON

We’ve created a short itinerary with suggestions so that you can better enjoy the Viewpoints of Penha de França and of Monte Agudo. In Lisbon there are many viewpoints due to its natural uneven terrain that resulted in the well-known designation of City of Seven Hills. The national and foreign tourists should not miss the most emblematic viewpoints, such as the one of Portas do Sol, which has a view over Alfama, the two of Graça and of São Pedro de Alcântara. But there are others that are equally worth a visit. The Viewpoints of Penha de França and of…

June 20, 2018 getLISBON

They really are mysterious marks in the Carmo Ruins’ stones! Watch the video we’ve made for you and it’ll certainly surprise you. The Carmo Ruins are a testimony of several eras. Since the edification of the church in the 14th century, going through the 1755 earthquake and until the current Archeologic Museum, here were present various occupations, intentions, aesthetics and ideologies. We suggest you to read our post ‘Museu da GNR: Memories of the Revolution, a Convent and a Barrack’ to know more about the Carmo Convent. Much is known about this building, there is so much to tell and…

June 13, 2018 getLISBON

This week we suggest you a tour, an itinerary tracing Luís de Camões in Lisbon. We’ll be stopping by places where the poet left traces of his existence and also the places where those who praised him decided to immortalize him. We needn’t introduce this Portuguese famous poet of the 16th century. His work has been translated for a long time in various languages and the quality of his writings are equated with that of the English writer William Shakespeare. But although his work is well-known and has for many centuries originated several important studies, his life was rather obscure….

June 6, 2018 getLISBON

June has arrived, the festivities have just started. This is the most awaited month of the year! But what are the origins of the Festas de Lisboa? Marked by the great involvement of the population and of those who visit us, the Festas de Lisboa (Lisbon Festivities) dedicated to the popular saints reunite several cultural initiatives, revelry and religiosity. The popular festivities brighten the city with music, food and beverages and lots of liveliness. Lisbon smells of grilled sardines and febras (pork steaks), farturas (a deep-fried sweet roll sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon) and manjericos (a plant traditionaly used during…