March 10, 2021 getLISBON

The first guest of this series had to be our friend and partner Rui from PEDDY+. In Lisbon in Us by Rui Martins we’ll find out how this local gained consciousness about the richness and diversity of his city and how today he’s committed to disseminating its historic heritage under the motto “we can only appreciate what we know”. I was born in Lisbon in March 1974, a month before the revolution, in the civil parish of São Jorge de Arroios. Although I was born not far from the centre of our capital, I quickly “escaped” with my parents to…

March 3, 2021 getLISBON

In today’s article about Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro around Lisbon, we seek to bring you public places where original work by this extraordinary artist can still be seen. We’ll also go through tributes to him and other public works inspired by his ceramic pieces. Thus, this time we’ll meet Bordalo outside of the museum dedicated to him. Bordalo Pinheiro and Lisbon Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905), was born, lived and passed away in Lisbon. The city was marked by his undeniable presence. The cervejaria Leão de Ouro, the restaurant Tavares Rico, the São Carlos National Theatre are only some of the examples…

February 24, 2021 getLISBON

The Belém Tower, built over 500 years ago, has become the landmark of the city of Lisbon. Classified as a National Monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is also one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. getLISBON’s mainly focuses in less known or explored aspects of the city’s heritage. But Lisbon is also made up of monuments, unmissable symbols that are worth highlighting and getting to know better. That’s what we aimed to do in The Triumphal Arch of Praça do Comércio and now in this article too. Did you know that the official name of the Belém…

February 17, 2021 getLISBON

Continuing our new series, today we share Lisbon in Us by Gracinda Gomes, co-author of getLISBON, which reveals us her path and how her connection with the city was established. Without even realising, life takes so many turns. They’re the ones who’ve brought me to Lisbon, with which I’ve developed such a strong connection. And that’s what today I share with you in this short story. September 17, 1985 was the day I landed in Lisbon after a long trip from Macau, a territory whose destinies were drawn by Portugal for over 450 years. What marked me the most that…

February 10, 2021 getLISBON

To start this new series we present you Lisbon in Us by Teresa Mouro, where the co-author of getLISBON aims to illustrate her relationship with the city, so present in her day-to-day life. Lisbon is the city where I was born and where I’ve always stayed, my home… I can’t imagine living elsewhere! But Lisbon is so special and charming that it has become my passion, my world. While embracing the getLISBON project, my friend and partner in this adventure, Gracinda, asked me about its sustainability. We’re not an agenda and apparently, writing curiosities about a city can be a…