July 22, 2020 getLISBON

Lisbon’s light … How can we define a phenomenon that everyone recognises but that is so hard to put into words? Nothing better than poems to transmit what’s special and what’s difficult to explain. Lisbon’s light is frequently mentioned in poems and in fado lyrics. But painters, photographers and filmmakers, either Portuguese or foreigners, also seek to capture and register the intensity and glow that enchants them and that is an intangible icon of the city. It’s a fascinating natural phenomenon, well-known internationally and one of the true reasons to visit Lisbon. But why does this city of the seven…

February 27, 2019 getLISBON

The art of the Portuguese pavement is one of the biggest attractions of Lisbon. But did you know that there are curious secrets in the Portuguese pavement disguised in the black and white patterns? Let’s find out!We’ve talked about this peculiar art in the article The Origins of the Portuguese Pavement and Its First Exemplars. This time, we want to focus on this fantastic artistic manifestation and discover in it its unexpected curiosities.Yes, unexpected curiosities!If we look closely we can see, hidden in the middle of the eye-catching designs, diverse images that surprise us every step we take.A bunch of…

September 26, 2018 getLISBON

In this post you will find the origins of the Portuguese Pavement and a brief approach of the first exemplars that appeared in the city of the Seven Hills.This art constitutes one of the most relevant representations of the Portuguese culture. Today, simultaneously with the emblematic tiles, the magnificent decorative motifs of this artistic and functional element of the urban architecture, are present not only in Portugal, but spread all over the world.Whereas the use of the tiles has several centuries of tradition, the pavement as we know it today, emerged much more recently, being for that reason a huge…