Here we share stories in the first person, where the common denominator is the city of Lisbon and its human heritage. The way we live it, how we see it, the importance we give to it, the unusual stories, the memories, the feelings …
How each one builds his Lisbon and how Lisbon marks each one of us.

April 14, 2021 getLISBON

Evanne is an American that has moved with her husband to the heart of Lisbon, after 18 years in an RV travelling across the US. In Lisbon in Us by Evanne Schmarder, she’ll be sharing her experience of living in our city. Evanne Schmarder’s relationship with Lisbon I remember it like it was yesterday, the first night I slept in my new hometown, Lisbon. The room was dark, the bed was comfortable, and, despite jet lag and the excitement of the day, I was ready to fall asleep. Outside were unfamiliar sounds; silence punctuated by my new life – restaurant…

March 24, 2021 getLISBON

Although today’s guest has only been living in Lisbon for 6 years, he’s already a profound connoisseur and deeply passionate about this city. In Lisbon in Us by Alexis Passechnikoff, he tells us his interesting story as a collector, which brought him to Lisbon regularly when he still lived in Porto. My first contact with Lisbon was when I landed at the then Portela Airport, in July 1954, coming from Belgium in a four-engine propeller aircraft, together with my parents to move to the city of Porto, where my father was going to work as a chemical engineer. Since we…

March 10, 2021 getLISBON

The first guest of this series had to be our friend and partner Rui from PEDDY+. In Lisbon in Us by Rui Martins we’ll find out how this local gained consciousness about the richness and diversity of his city and how today he’s committed to disseminating its historic heritage under the motto “we can only appreciate what we know”. I was born in Lisbon in March 1974, a month before the revolution, in the civil parish of São Jorge de Arroios. Although I was born not far from the centre of our capital, I quickly “escaped” with my parents to…

February 17, 2021 getLISBON

Continuing our new series, today we share Lisbon in Us by Gracinda Gomes, co-author of getLISBON, which reveals us her path and how her connection with the city was established. Without even realising, life takes so many turns. They’re the ones who’ve brought me to Lisbon, with which I’ve developed such a strong connection. And that’s what today I share with you in this short story. September 17, 1985 was the day I landed in Lisbon after a long trip from Macau, a territory whose destinies were drawn by Portugal for over 450 years. What marked me the most that…

February 10, 2021 getLISBON

To start this new series we present you Lisbon in Us by Teresa Mouro, where the co-author of getLISBON aims to illustrate her relationship with the city, so present in her day-to-day life. Lisbon is the city where I was born and where I’ve always stayed, my home… I can’t imagine living elsewhere! But Lisbon is so special and charming that it has become my passion, my world. While embracing the getLISBON project, my friend and partner in this adventure, Gracinda, asked me about its sustainability. We’re not an agenda and apparently, writing curiosities about a city can be a…