April 10, 2019 getLISBON

As you can see by the title Armillary Spheres: Misconception Uncovered!, we’re going to clarify a situation related to someone’s statement that many are repeating without reflecting and without observing.getLISBON’s proposal is to approach peculiar, lesser-known, underappreciated (or that we simply appreciate) aspects of Lisbon, but we’ve also been investigating, discovering and revealing unknown or forgotten facts about our city.We’ve had the opportunity to find out that the discreet Nossa Senhora da Oliveira Church, which is situated in Rua de São Julião and is one of the unjustly unknown places of Catholic worship in the city of Lisbon, was in…

March 20, 2019 getLISBON

Today we’ll be testing your emotions! We’re going to present you the important and impressive Dermatology Collection of the Capuchos Hospital.But what does this dermatology collection consist of?It is constituted by diverse documentation, scientific literature and equipment, but the most surprising to the visitors are undoubtedly the wax models. These are representations of dermatological lesions directly cast from patients, destined for the teaching of medicine.This is a valuable documentary collection for research in the history of science, health and even of art and heritage. The Use of Wax: Precious Horrors Wax mask of the Dermatology Collection of the Capuchos Hospital…

January 23, 2019 getLISBON

Today we’re exploring 5 portals between Alfama and Mouraria that will impress you. While some are more mysterious, others have curious stories to tell.Come discover them in this tour around the heart of Lisbon! The 5 Portals between Alfama and Mouraria Head to Alfama, more specifically to the Chafariz de Dentro Square, and begin the route by going up the Rua dos Remédios.Your attention will immediately be caught by the magnificent Manueline portal of the Senhora dos Remédios Church, former Espírito Santo Church, but it’s not this one we’re telling you about today. Why not? Because it is still located…

November 28, 2018 getLISBON

Today we bring you the Church of Conceição Velha, one of the most curious churches of Downtown Lisbon. It is located in Rua da Alfândega, next to Praça do Comércio and its history has several particularities. The most evident one is the fact that the building still displays an old gate from the 16th century that survived the earthquake of 1755 and that clearly differs from the discreet façades of the Pombaline Downtown. The second particularity is that its story is associated to singular feminine figures. Since its edification in the beginning of the 16th century to its reconstruction in…

October 24, 2018 getLISBON

Today we bring you a bit of the history between Portugal and China through 7 marks of Macau in Lisbon that getLISBON, during its wanderings through the city, had the opportunity of gathering. Why Macau? The explanation is simple: 50% of the genetic code of getLISBON is of Macanese origin. ☺ We will also suggest what could be interesting to get to know around these 7 marks of Macau in Lisbon so that you can enjoy your walk better. But first it’s important to know a bit about Macau: a result of the sea exploration of the Portuguese in the…