November 18, 2020 getLISBON

São Pedro de Alcântara Garden is very well-known by those who visit Lisbon. No one wants to miss the wide panorama between Eduardo VII Park and the Tagus river that can be seen from there. Located in the axis Amoreiras/Chiado, right further down Príncipe Real Garden, this rectangular-shaped garden, constituted by two uneven levels, offers other reasons to visit it in addition to the beautiful view. Let’s find out! Brief Origin The origin of this place goes back to the 19th century when a square started to be built in front of the Convent of São Pedro de Alcântara, which…

October 7, 2020 getLISBON

The Maciel Tinsmith Shop, a Know-How of 7 Generations is about one of the oldest shops/workshops of Lisbon. Here the traditional Portuguese artisanal craft, as well as prestige and the love for art are kept alive. Get to know its story and how it survived the troubles of a craft in extinction. If you recall the Maciel Tinsmith Shop, former Casa Maciel, we’ll refresh your memory and tell you what’s new. If you’ve never heard of it, then you’ll want to know everything! 200 Years of History of the Maciel Tinsmith Shop A lamp being restored The Maciel Tinsmith Shop…

January 16, 2019 getLISBON

Spread across the city, placed on the façades of buildings, we find countless plaques indicating that in that place a notable personality was born, lived or died. But what is more surprising is existing seven plaques in the same building; this is the case of the house of the evocative plaques in Bairro Alto.Plaques are testimonies of moments of the city’s history and of the citizens’ life. More or less elaborated, of different shapes and sizes, we can find them everywhere and they certainly deserve our attention.There is a building in the centre of Lisbon that displays seven evocative plaques…

April 11, 2018 getLISBON

The Geological Museum is a small museum full of treasures, testimonies of other times. It was created in 1857 after the countrywide geological survey, carried out by Carlos Ribeiro and Nery Delgado, who at the time headed the Geological Survey. Since its founding, it occupies the second floor of the Convent of Jesus on Rua da Academia das Ciências. The Museum is valuable not only by its exhibited collection, but also because the museum itself is a testimony of an old museum. In the bookshelves and showcases made of wood and glass, packed with samples of stones, fossils and artefacts,…

March 14, 2018 getLISBON

On the night of the 5th Sunday of the Lent, Bairro Alto comes out to celebrate. Not to sing fado or for a bohemian night in the countless and famous bars and restaurants, but for a public display of faith, the Procession of Senhor dos Passos (Procession to Calvary): From Bairro Alto to São Roque. Join this small religious manifestation and discover a different side of the neighbourhood. For the visitants of Lisbon, Bairro Alto is an unmissable place, but to witness it on this night will be an unforgettable experience!   The Secular Processions We all know that Lisbon…