February 21, 2018 getLISBON

About thirty years ago we developed a research on the decorative painting of the traditional boats of the Tagus River and we had the opportunity to know, at the time, one of the last popular painters, the master José Lopes. We found that little remained of this impressive legacy. The boats were, for the most part, ‘ghostly carcasses’ buried in the mud of the fluvial beaches of the South bank. The secret to its construction and painting was mastered by only a few. The interest in maintaining this knowledge seemed to disappear in less than a generation. At that time,…

February 14, 2018 getLISBON

No, it’s not about the Valentine’s Day commemorated in the whole world that we’re going to talk about. We take advantage of this day of celebration of love to mention the romantic attitude of leaving love padlocks in the fences of monuments and its resulting consequences. The love padlocks originated from a Serbian love story dating back to the First World War period. A story of deep passion and dramatic separation that created a practice and local superstition related to padlocks and bridges. However, the Italian writer Frederico Moccia was the main responsible for its disclosure. In his books, he…

February 13, 2018 getLISBON

If you’re visiting Lisbon, it is only natural that you‘re interested in to getting to know Lisbon’s gastronomy by tasting local delicacies. But this post is a bit different. We want to highlight 5 terraces with a fabulous view over Lisbon, to share with you. Since we are very close to Valentine’s Day, you can follow these suggestions to commemorate this day of the celebration of love. In terms of gastronomy and environment they are varied and quite different between them. Restaurant Hua Ta Li Terrace of the Restaurant Hua Tai Li As the name suggests,…

February 7, 2018 getLISBON

To mark the launch of this project, we decided to sketch a portrait of Lisbon through images. We aim to show our readers the so dynamic, unique and cheerful as well as traditional, diverse and nostalgic Lisbon. The result was Lisbon in Time Lapse by getLISBON. Recently, Lisbon has been in vogue, has received countless prizes and is a destination referenced by the most prestigious newspapers and magazines and by international organisations linked to tourism. The city is being cherished by tourists from all over the world. It is known for its pleasant weather, tasty gastronomy, endless points of cultural…

January 26, 2018 getLISBON

By giving our readers some insight into the history of Lisbon, we intend to contribute to a better understanding of its culture and people. This city of great vitality and multiculturalism, despite all the adversities through times, it has always been able to be reborn from the ashes, keeping its peculiarities and traditions. In the Early Days We start off with the intriguing information that geology shows us. Did you know that the region of Lisbon crossed a period of tropical climate in which a reef abundant in marine life was developed? After millions of years and with the change…