May 5, 2021 getLISBON

Did you know that classified trees are considered live monuments? And that you can find a significant number of public interest trees throughout the city of Lisbon? Trees are everywhere in streets, gardens and parks of the city. Some more leafy and others more discreet, but each one of them contributes to improving air quality, beautifying spaces or providing a much needed shade on the hottest summer days. They also signal the change of the seasons, with the fall of the leaves or their chromatic variation, the flowering and finally the fruiting. The Classification of the Public Interest Groves A…

April 28, 2021 getLISBON 2Comment

We present to you a great friend and collaborator of getLISBON since day one with his images and teachings. In Lisbon in Us by Luís Bayó Veiga, this lover of the luminous city of the seven hills, a collector of books, magazines, postcards and several other items related to the city, reveals his two perspectives, of today and of yesterday… Lisbon from my eyes: those of today and those of yesterday… I’ve just arrived! Once again I’m here, in this large and sunny place: Luís de Camões Square, with the statue of the prince of the poets right at the…

April 21, 2021 getLISBON

The entalados of the 1950s Lisbon are sculptural elements that were present in the decorative stonemasonry of the new buildings from the second expansion of Avenidas Novas. In order to enrich these new rental buildings, small spaces were left on the façades, usually on the top or side of the main doors, to be decorated. The aesthetic options of the time were, predominantly, sculptures or reliefs of figurative character. Did you know that these decorative works were a response to an imposition of the city’s urbanisation plan? But what’s the origin of the entalados of the 1950s Lisbon? Where can…

April 14, 2021 getLISBON

Evanne is an American that has moved with her husband to the heart of Lisbon, after 18 years in an RV travelling across the US. In Lisbon in Us by Evanne Schmarder, she’ll be sharing her experience of living in our city. Evanne Schmarder’s relationship with Lisbon I remember it like it was yesterday, the first night I slept in my new hometown, Lisbon. The room was dark, the bed was comfortable, and, despite jet lag and the excitement of the day, I was ready to fall asleep. Outside were unfamiliar sounds; silence punctuated by my new life – restaurant…

April 7, 2021 getLISBON

In this article we’ll be covering the Português Suave architectural style, the aesthetic that has marked the entire country in the 1940s. We’ll particularly talk about its characteristics, its impact and the main examples that we can find in Lisbon. Why Português Suave? Estado Novo was the dictatorial political regime that ruled Portugal for 41 years, until it was overthrown by the revolution of April 74. This authoritarian regime imposed a rupture with the Modern Movement rising in the 1920s, by promoting an architectural aesthetic based on a symbolic traditional and nationalist language, that is, that wants to affirm itself…