Calçada Portuguesa

The pavements of Portugal are usually surfaced with cleaved limestone pieces, predominantly plain but often arranged in patterns or forming pictures and even letters. The pieces are tamped down into a bedding of sand. Any utility works in the pavement mean that it has to be lifted, and then may remain in a heap of cobbles beside the hole awaiting the workmen who specialise in laying it!
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Calçada Rossio  - Lisbon, Portugal

Repeating pattern to create illusion. Photograph by Danuta Hyniewska - Lisbon, Portugal


Cascais is a coastal town in Cascais Municipality in Portugal. It is a cosmopolitan suburb of the Portuguese capital and one of the richest municipalities in Portugal. The former fishing village gained fame as a resort for Portugal's royal family in the l

Portugal’s Southern coast, Faro

Faro, Portugal On Portugal’s Southern coast, Faro offers old walled town - Algarve region, where cerulean waters and mouthwatering cuisine rival those of the French Riviera or Italy’s Amalfi coast.

Chiado quartier @ Lisbon - PORTUGAL. Sidewalk made by Calçada portuguesa, (hand made stone work)

The most beautiful Metro I've ever seen. - Chiado Metro entrance, Lisboa (by Katarzyna Jaśkiewicz)

O ZODÍACO na "calçada Portuguesa" = the typical Portuguese cobblestone pavement

Portuguese pavement, Lisbon, Portugal

Pedra portuguesa sidewalk in Lisbon. The pattern is regular, but the individual components (stones) that make it up aren't ♥

The pavements of Lisbon are a story book in themselves.

Calçada - The pavements of Lisbon are a story book in themselves.

Calçada portuguesa

Calçada Portuguesa

Pavement Design, Mosaic Floors, Mosaic Patterns, Mosaic Glass, Crazy Paving, Paving Pattern, Portugal, Mosaics, Sidewalks