Travel with us as we explore the country, the people, and the food of Portugal, while highlighting the hand-crafted tile that can be admired in and around historic basilicas, as well as the full spectrum of tile-incorporating designs that can be seen within its most modern of architectural structures.
blue door @ orange
Jan Van Oort. Large Dutch tile panel in the Convent Church of Madre de Deus, Lisbon, Portugal (1698).
Life on Sundays
Janela by Agostinho Fernandes / 500px
Portuguese blue tiles or "azulejos"! The Portuguese word for blue is 'azul' and the Arabic term for polished to a shiny, smooth finish, is 'zulej'. Hence, 'Azulejo'.
Beautiful tile mural in Algarve, Portugal