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

What is the origin of the Bandstands of Lisbon and what is their role in the city life? Why have they begun to slip into decline? How many still remain? Let’s find out! Summer is a time of festivities, of living the streets and open spaces. But festivities are incomplete without music. Music is on the streets of Lisbon in rock, jazz, fado and in classical music festivals, covering all different sounds and types of public. For this events are generally set up temporary stages, equipped with all types of today’s technology. In this sense, what is the role of…

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 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 explore. But…