September 12, 2018 getLISBON

One of the most beautiful streets of Lisbon takes us to the surprising Torel Garden. It dates back to the 19th century, it is small, discreet and its name is Júlio de Andrade. But who was Júlio de Andrade? Besides naming this street, what is his connection to this artery that is considered to be one of the most beautiful streets of Lisbon? Let’s find out! Júlio de Andrade, a rich banker from the upper bourgeoisie of Lisbon, left his mark both by the aesthetics of the small palaces, and by the implementation of a curious urban equipment that we’ve…

May 30, 2018 getLISBON

Today we highlight 5 Municipal Libraries from the eighteen that are spread over Lisbon. Going to the library isn’t necessarily to conduct a bibliographic search. We present you a different perspective of these spaces of culture that are installed in buildings with history. The Municipal Libraries are spaces that depend on the parishes or directly on the City Council of Lisbon and where you can consult and borrow books, magazines and newspapers, as well as use computers and the internet. Nowadays, they have a much more dynamic role. Besides their inherent function, their cultural agenda is filled with exhibitions, workshops…

May 16, 2018 getLISBON

Today we challenge our readers to venture on a visit to Solar dos Zagallos, an old small palace in Sobreda, 15 minutes away from Lisbon, right next to the city of Almada on the South bank of the Tagus River. In this surprising palatial house of the 18th century, currently belonging to the City Council of Almada, is installed the particularly dynamic Cultural Centre. Here are gathered the patrimonial value of the house and the cultural contemporary activities that justify our choice for a pleasant stroll. From the second half of the 17th century, this region began to be occupied…

March 28, 2018 getLISBON

The statues of the garden of Praça de Londres (Garden of Irmã Lúcia), next to the church of São João de Deus, haven’t always been there. Do you have any idea of where they came from? If you got to know the Cine-Teatro Monumental, then you probably remember these sculptures. But for those who belong to a younger generation or who’s visiting us, you may not know the story they have to tell us. Cine-Teatro Monumental The statues we’re talking about were part of the façade of one of the most emblematic and modern cine-teatros (venues for films and plays)…