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…

March 13, 2019 getLISBON

Chintz of Alcobaça is a very expressive and colourful woodblock printed Portuguese cotton fabric. The reason why it is called Alcobaça is still a mystery, seeing that this fabric was never produced in that city.Did you know that one of the main production centres of chintz of Alcobaça was in Lisbon?And that this product resulted from the globalisation from 500 years ago, initiated with the arrival of Vasco da Gama to India, along with the late industrialisation of Portugal in the end of 1700’s?By bringing this subject we want to promote this multi-purpose traditional product, which used to be of…

February 6, 2019 getLISBON

Between the São Jorge Castle and the Downtown Lisbon is the Limoeiro (lemon tree) Square, where many tourists often pass by. But did you know that it has many interesting stories to tell?In this zone there’s a daily hustle and bustle of tourists that on foot, by tram or by tuk tuk, cross the historic centre of the city, admiring the view over the river and the still typical oldest part of Lisbon.However, this is a very recent reality. The development and the dynamics of a society alter its configuration and occupation of space.The origin of Lisbon is lost in…

December 12, 2018 getLISBON

Bright and colourful, with classic or surprising shapes, the Christmas lights in Lisbon fill the city with magic and joy! https://youtu.be/1qzAwtx9SP0 These luminous ornaments are already a tradition in the main points of the city, from Downtown Lisbon, going along the Avenida da Liberdade until the Marquês de Pombal Square. And of course, in the area of Chiado and of Príncipe Real. Every year more and more spots of the city are decorated and illuminated, just like the Avenidas Novas. The Christmas lights in Lisbon are getting more sophisticated and stunning each time. They’ve been an attraction for the nationals…

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…