April 17, 2019 getLISBON

For some time now, Lisbon region has been part of the world’s urban art itinerary. The more than a hundred pieces of urban art of the Quinta do Mocho are certainly responsible for this and are one of the main attractions in this scope.The Quinta do Mocho is situated “at the door” of Lisbon in the neighbour Council of Loures and getLISBON had to introduce it to its readers since there you can find the biggest urban art gallery in Europe and 2nd biggest in the world! Here you can admire pieces from both national and foreign artists. But the…

April 3, 2019 getLISBON

Today we bring to you the old concept of public toilet, the WC kiosks of Lisbon. These are true design pieces with an artistic value that’s worth preserving.We’ve had the opportunity to talk about the old public urinals that this city still maintains. But this article’s about another equipment of the early 20th century of which four exemplars still remain.We’re also going to reveal you the location of another kiosk that has already been demolished and that we were able to find in old photos. An Innovative Project Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa; Project of the WC kiosks; 1913; José Alexandre…

March 27, 2019 getLISBON

The Bordalo Pinheiro Museum is, on its own, considered the most fun museum of Lisbon… and it may well be true!Brilliance and humour usually go hand in hand and Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905) is a good example of this.The diversified, unmistakable and unique work of this artist is here represented in a collection that brings together countless works that take us from the world of caricature and illustration to the world of ceramics. And there are many pieces that make us smile!We are, among many other things, going to find out how this museum was born and what you should…

March 13, 2019 getLISBON

Chintz of Alcobaça is a very expressive and colourful woodblock printed Portuguese cotton fabric. The reason why it is called Alcobaça is still a mystery, seeing that this fabric was never produced in that city.Did you know that one of the main production centres of chintz of Alcobaça was in Lisbon?And that this product resulted from the globalisation from 500 years ago, initiated with the arrival of Vasco da Gama to India, along with the late industrialisation of Portugal in the end of 1700’s?By bringing this subject we want to promote this multi-purpose traditional product, which used to be of…

December 19, 2018 getLISBON

The Nativity Scene of the Estrela Basilica is one of the most spectacular amongst the many baroque nativity scenes that exist in Lisbon. It was ordered by Queen Maria I to the sculptor Machado de Castro. The complex of the Estrela Basilica and of the Convent of the Nuns of Carmelites is situated in Estrela and is one of the most well-known religious temples of the late 18th century of the city of Lisbon. Queen Maria I promised she would order built a church if she were to get pregnant. Thus, between 1779 and 1790 this monumental building, the first…