June 20, 2018 getLISBON

They really are mysterious marks in the Carmo Ruins’ stones! Watch the video we’ve made for you and it’ll certainly surprise you.The Carmo Ruins are a testimony of several eras. Since the edification of the church in the 14th century, going through the 1755 earthquake and until the current Archeologic Museum, here were present various occupations, intentions, aesthetics and ideologies. We suggest you read our post Museu da GNR: Memories of the Revolution, a Convent and a Barrack to know more about the Carmo Convent. Much is known about this building, there is so much to tell and explore. But…

June 13, 2018 getLISBON

This week we suggest you a tour, an itinerary tracing Luís de Camões in Lisbon. We’ll be stopping by places where the poet left traces of his existence and also the places where those who praised him decided to immortalize him. We needn’t introduce this Portuguese famous poet of the 16th century. His work has been translated for a long time in various languages and the quality of his writings are equated with that of the English writer William Shakespeare. But although his work is well-known and has for many centuries originated several important studies, his life was rather obscure….

March 7, 2018 getLISBON

On top of the Santana Hill, in front of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, there exists a monument that is particularly interesting, the monument of Dr. Sousa Martins. Around it are thousands of ex-votos of different typologies. Figures in wax, stone plaques engraved with thanks, photographs, notes, flowers … testimonies of healings and desperate requests for miraculous interventions have been heaped over the last 110 years. Were you surprised? At the base of this monument we observe the allegory of Science, personified in a female figure holding a book, seated on reflection. On top of a tall stone column stands…