June 30, 2021 getLISBON

Today we’re going to explore the fado song Velha Tendinha that drops hints about the population of Lisbon and its experiences that are worth observing. After our article Tendinha Tavern, an Old Eatery in the Modern Lisbon, we had to take a closer look at this famous fado song of the 1930s that pays homage to this establishment that was already old at the time. The Fado Song Velha Tendinha in the Portuguese Vaudeville Play Zé dos Pacatos Apolo Theatre in Occidente March 1884; Verses of the Portuguese Vaudeville Zé dos Pacatos; Hermínia Silva in 1939 The fado song Velha…

June 16, 2021 getLISBON

Tendinha Tavern must be the only commercial establishment that claims to be younger than it actually is. Why they do this we don’t know but we’ll reveal many other curious facts that you’ll enjoy reading about! Tendinha Tavern Located in the heart of Rossio, next to Arco do Bandeira, like the song Velha Tendinha (Old Tendinha) says, it is one of the oldest shops of Lisbon. Above the door, where there used to be a window, a panel of coloured tiles announces the foundation date, 1840. Inside, more blue and white tiles reinforce this information… but it’s actually not quite…

May 19, 2021 getLISBON

In the months of May and June, the season of cherries and their sour relatives, ginjas, we had to tell you about the Ginjinha Liqueur, the typical drink of Lisbon. In Lisbon there are establishments specialised in the production and commercialisation of this appreciated liqueur, the oldest having close to 180 years of history. This tradition is far from having its days numbered and has been increasingly valued. Thus, we’ll immerse in this sweet drink of attractive labels that inebriates the city centre in peculiar shops with history. Let’s go for a Ginjinha? The Ginjinha Liqueur Liqueurs are sweet alcoholic…

February 3, 2021 getLISBON

No one will guess what awaits him when passing by the discreet door of Casa do Alentejo Association, located in Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, in the Baixa/Liberdade axis. Inside the headquarters of the Associação Regionalista Alentejana (association of the Alentejo region), we can find stairs that will lead us to a wonderful world of fantasy, eccentricity and luxury. What building is this? What is its story? What association is this that loves and preserves this unique place? Let’s find out… The Alverca Palace The headquarters of Casa do Alentejo Association is based in the old Alverca Palace, built…

January 13, 2021 getLISBON

The coffee roaster Flor da Selva is the historic industrial space that we invite you to get to know today. Let yourself immerse in its intense and perfumed aroma. The coffee culture is intrinsic to the population of the city of Lisbon. The strong habit of its consumption is present in the countless bakeries and cafés, where the “bicas” give energy and courage to face the day and, at any time of the day, they accompany sweet or savoury treats or top off meals. The historic cafés, places for social gatherings and gatherings of the intellectuals of the past centuries,…