October 10, 2018 getLISBON

Conquering the hills was one of the problems of accessibility in Lisbon in the 19th century. The lifts and funiculars of Lisbon solved this problem and the ones that still exist today are classified since 2002 as National Monuments. Lisbon’s relief is characterised by hills separated by valleys where once streams flowed in direction to the Tagus River. This characteristic is so accentuated that Lisbon is known as city of the Seven Hills. With time, the city conquered space from the streams, but if we observe in detail we can see their marks. You might even be surprised if we…

October 3, 2018 getLISBON

Have you ever thought of visiting historic cemeteries? Eerie places is most probably the first thought that comes into your head when we mention cemeteries. Spaces that generally remind us of pain, suffering and death. But these spaces, the older ones in particular, have a lot to offer. Here, stories are told, illustrious personalities are evoked, magnificent pieces of architecture and sculpture are contemplated and we can even find real symbol interpretation puzzles. For the most various reasons, thousands of people all over the world visit cemeteries as unmissable touristic places. The Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris, the Merry Cemetery in…

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…

September 12, 2018 getLISBON

One of the most beautiful streets of Lisbon takes us to the surprising Torel Garden. It dates back to the 19th century, it is small, discreet and its name is Júlio de Andrade. But who was Júlio de Andrade? Besides naming this street, what is his connection to this artery that is considered to be one of the most beautiful streets of Lisbon? Let’s find out! Júlio de Andrade, a rich banker from the upper bourgeoisie of Lisbon, left his mark both by the aesthetics of the small palaces, and by the implementation of a curious urban equipment that we’ll…

July 25, 2018 getLISBON

Summer, sun and holidays don’t necessarily mean going to the beach. This week we chose to visit 5 parks and gardens to take the children and enjoy the view. Lisbon is a city that has many green spaces. Why not get to know some of these and enjoy the views of this city of the Seven Hills? The concept of green spaces of a city covers all the urban spaces where exist plant species. These have fundamental roles, such as ecological, ludic and recreational, and the green areas are the ones that preserve the air quality and that offer the…