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 to 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…

May 2, 2018 getLISBON

Congratulations to the Pastelaria Benard that is turning 150 years this year. But this space doesn’t need any introductions. In the heart of Chiado, it has delighted the people of Lisbon and tourists for decades. Its privileged location, a touch of finesse and the spacious terrace contribute to success, but the quality of the confection of their pastries and savoury snacks contributes equally to its popularity. We can highlight the famous croissants, plain or filled with chocolate, sweet egg cream or strawberry, and the pastéis de nata (egg custard tart). But the pastries with whipped cream, colourful macarons, petit fours,…

April 25, 2018 getLISBON

In this day in which we celebrate Freedom, we bring to you the Museu da GNR (Museum of the National Republican Guard), in the Carmo Barrack, in the heart of the historic centre of Lisbon. The important and of great quality collection of this museum allows us to go through history, from the origins of the old Carmo Convent and its founder, the earthquake of 1755 and the emergence of the first predecessor forces, to the creation of the National Republican Guard. And it’s the location of this museum that takes us back to the determinant day of 25th of…