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! Join the Bairro Alto and Chiado Guided Tour and pass by this wonderful workshop. 200 Years of…

September 30, 2020 getLISBON

The urban art of Marvila is a relevant spot in Lisbon that is worth getting to know. We’ll explore it in different places in this civil parish of the east zone of the city. Marvila Civil Parish Marvila Antiga Marvila is a territory where large social housing neighbourhoods predominate. These were built between the 70s and 90s in order to house families of different origins and life situations. Its past connected to industry left as evidence factories, warehouses, worker housing that are part of the landscape of its historic centre, Marvila Antiga (old Marvila). The recent tendency to transform these…

July 29, 2020 getLISBON

In the 5 relief ceramic panels we’ve selected we can see bold and/or contrasting colours and a plasticity that results from the combination of sculpture and classic tilework.Portuguese tilework has stood out worldwide for centuries due to its monumentality, scenographic sense and chromatic characteristics. But also due to the crossing of various arts and the originality in its application that establishes a dialogue between the tiles and the space itself.A traditional tile consists of a squared flat ceramic slab, but we can’t forget about the relief Aresta or Corda-Seca tiles from the 16th century. These tiles’ ceramic relief prevented the…

January 22, 2020 getLISBON

Bordalo Pinheiro Garden is located at the far end of Campo Grande and it is a surprising world of the unusual and the fantastical that you’ll want to visit.Integrated in a summer palace of the 18th century, where today is the headquarters of the Museum of Lisbon, we can find this walled garden that is more than a homage to the amazing plastic artist.The Bordalo Pinheiro Garden originated from the idea of a business woman, was developed by a plastic artist, saved a centenary company from bankruptcy, sought to relaunch the then City Museum and today is open to the…

January 15, 2020 getLISBON

With this article about the Medeiros e Almeida House-Museum we want to draw your attention to this young and discrete, but also surprising museum.There you can find an eclectic collection of both national and foreign art pieces, of incalculable value, gathered by a great collector that left his collection for everyone’s appreciation.If you like decorative arts and curious stories then you won’t want to miss this peculiar House-Museum, located in a small palace near Liberdade Avenue in the centre of Lisbon. The Founder Portrait of the founder and views of the bedroom and the hall The Medeiros e Almeida House-Museum…