September 16, 2020 getLISBON

 In this article we want to surprise you with a selection of unique toponymic plaques of Lisbon.They’re different from the traditional and official models that we shared with you in Typologies of Toponymic Plaques of Lisbon, where we talked about their connection with the development and occupation of urban space.This time we suggest you see completely different plaques that break the mould. They’re discreet details that reveal particularities and tell us interesting episodes related to this fascinating city. The Selection of Unique Toponymic Plaques of Lisbon There are many non-official toponymic plaques of different formats and materials that we observe…

September 9, 2020 getLISBON

Today we want to talk about the first means of transport of Lisbon. Among them, we find the origin of one of the biggest icons of the city: the Trams.Alongside monuments such as Sé or Belém Tower, tiles, the portuguese pavement, the historic lifts and funiculars, or even alongside sardines, there’s always the Tram that, for over 100 years, has crossed the seven hills of Lisbon.But what is its origin? Have you ever heard of the Omnibus, Larmanjat or Americano? It might get you curious if we tell you that these are the names of the first means of transport…

July 15, 2020 getLISBON

Did you know that Lisbon has poetry on garden benches? Indeed, this urban equipment is not only meant for resting moments, but also to be read.They might’ve gone unnoticed by you, seeing that they’re not particularly good looking.However, what makes them special are the inscripted poems inspired by the sea, the Tagus river and Lisbon, written by consecrated personalities of Portuguese literature.This initiative was started by the Paço D’Arcos Foundation that gifted these benches to the city of Lisbon in different times. Paço d’Arcos Foundation Paço D’Arcos Foundation emerged from the mind of the son of Henrique Belford Correia da…

June 17, 2020 getLISBON

Have you noticed that there are several typologies of toponymic plaques in Lisbon? Did you know that they have stories and curious facts to tell? Let’s find out!There’s no doubt that toponymy, the etymological and historic study of the origins of place names, is a very interesting field that reveals to us precious and surprising information about places and localities.But in this article we won’t cover toponyms but rather their display, true records that carry interesting aspects of the history of a city. Also read about the Unique Toponymic Plaques of Lisbon. The Evolution of Typologies of Toponymic Plaques of…

January 22, 2020 getLISBON

Bordalo Pinheiro Garden is located at the far end of Campo Grande and it is a surprising world of the unusual and the fantastical that you’ll want to visit.Integrated in a summer palace of the 18th century, where today is the headquarters of the Museum of Lisbon, we can find this walled garden that is more than a homage to the amazing plastic artist.The Bordalo Pinheiro Garden originated from the idea of a business woman, was developed by a plastic artist, saved a centenary company from bankruptcy, sought to relaunch the then City Museum and today is open to the…