November 18, 2020 getLISBON

São Pedro de Alcântara Garden is very well-known by those who visit Lisbon. No one wants to miss the wide panorama between Eduardo VII Park and the Tagus river that can be seen from there. Located in the axis Amoreiras/Chiado, right further down Príncipe Real Garden, this rectangular-shaped garden, constituted by two uneven levels, offers other reasons to visit it in addition to the beautiful view. Let’s find out! Brief Origin The origin of this place goes back to the 19th century when a square started to be built in front of the Convent of São Pedro de Alcântara, which…

November 4, 2020 getLISBON

The affirmation of a plural and solidary Lisbon is present in symbolic marks that we find scattered throughout the city. In 1945 the aftermath of the two great world wars that caused millions of deaths, destruction, hunger and misery was lived. And thus, delegates from 50 countries met in San Francisco with the aim of, in their words, “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind.” It was in this context that the 30 articles of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations on December…

October 21, 2020 getLISBON

Did you know there’s mathematics in Campo Grande Garden? References that bring us to this science are spread across this entire area, but few know of its existence. During our search about the public art of Campo Grande Garden we noticed, among others, board games, playground and historic marks related to maths, which caught our attention… Games and References Related to Mathematics in Campo Grande Garden This initiative to evoke the mathematical knowledge resulted in the collaboration between the Portuguese Mathematical Society and the City Council of Lisbon, at the time of the requalification of the Campo Grande Garden between…

September 23, 2020 getLISBON

Do you have any clue of the diversity of the public art of the Campo Grande Garden in Lisbon? We’ve put together a route for you to see each of the art pieces there are in this pleasant and historic green space. The Public Art of Campo Grande Garden The Campo Grande Garden was renewed and named Mário Soares Garden in 2018, but it is still mostly known by its former name by the locals. The renovation work at the time allowed restoring buildings and equipment, installing new resources and redrawing green spaces. This extensive area of around 13 hectares…

September 2, 2020 getLISBON

Unveiling the public art in Príncipe Real Garden was a promise we made in our article Príncipe Real Garden, Attractions and Curious Facts.This magnificent romantic garden keeps four pieces of public art that are worth seeing.They’re three tributes to intellectuals that marked the Portuguese literature and political panorama, as well as a recent solidarity memorial that you might not know of yet. Monument of França Borges Monument of França Borges, by the sculptor Maximiano Alves Let’s start with the oldest piece of public art in Príncipe Real Garden from between 1924 and 1925 that pays homage to França Borges (1871-1915),…