Tile is everywhere in Portugal

We’ve seen a lot of decorative tile in Portugal. It covers many buildings, sometimes as an overall pattern: exterior walls, interior walls, decorative wainscoting, decorative details.

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Sometimes there are scenes created from tile. The Porto train station is one such place,

The blue and white tile was installed in the 19th c. when the station was built. The multicolored tile was added during the 20th century.
The blue and white tile was installed in the 19th c. when the station was built. The multicolored tile was added during the 20th century.

5.23.16 Porto-014Here is a church that is completely tiled with religious scenes on the exterior (Porto).

Scenes created from tiles are put on walls.

It’s an adventure to walk anywhere in Portugal, to see what tile you may find.

Published by winifredcreamer

I am a retired archaeologist and I like to travel, especially to places where you can walk along the shore or watch birds. My husband Jonathan and I travel for more than half the year every year, seeing all the places that we haven't gotten to yet.

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