Every time I walk around Lisbon, I see so many building, squares, statues, parks and places that are really beautiful and with so much history on them, and I always think, it is a shame that most of the people who come to Lisbon for visit or even for those who live here, don’t know they exist.
And those places are part of the real Lisbon, they can tell so much about this beautiful city, and that’s why I decided to make today’s video about this, and still I have so much to show you, but I’m doing my best to take you to those places.
The first one it’s Areeiro Square, official name “Francisco Sá Carneiro Square” It was built in 1938 with the building around it, that were designed by Arq. Luis Cristino da Silva. It’s an iconic square that holds one of the first “skyscrapers” of Lisbon.
Then I continue my walking and that’s when I found the London Square, also built in 1938 by Arq. João Faria da Costa, and at west it’s São João de Deus Church also built in 1938 by Arq. Antonio Lino.
The Statue located at on of the end of London Garden it’s Guerra Junqueiro (1850-1923) who was one of the most popular portugal’s writer, journalist and politician on the 1900. also was a Portuguese ambassador between 1911 and 1914 in Switzerland.
I keep walking and there was Arco do Cego district, located between Saldanha and Campo Pequeno.
Known as the precursor of the social housing in Lisbon city, built between 1918 and 1935, It’s a really meaningful district in Lisbon city development, because of his important role on the First Republic time. The design of the houses and those narrow streets are typical of that area.
Then I pass by Antonio Jose de Almeida Avenue, were it’s located that big statue built in honor of the 6th Portugal’s President.
And this video can not be completed without showing the “Chafariz das Janelas Verdes” which means Fountain of the Green Windows, was part of the fountains connected to “Aqueducto das Aguas Livres” “Aqueduct of the free water” (the water distribution system of Lisbon on the XVIII century, and still remains his structure)
This important fountain was the main water source of the people in around the area. They used to collect water from this fountain and take it home.
His name was given because it’s located right next of the Green Window’s museum (Museo das Janelas Verdes) Built in 1755, made of rose and white marble.
Well that’s it for today.
I Hope you enjoy it the walk and please don’t forget to like and and share the video.
Until the next video and Thanks for watching.