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

On Portugal’s Southern coast, Faro offers old walled town, beaches and more - Nestled on the southern coast of Portugal, Faro is the heart of the country’s Algarve region,

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

Calçada portuguesa

Calçada Portuguesa

Portuguese pavement, Lisbon, Portugal

portuguese-history: “ Calçada Portuguesa - Portuguese Pavement Art The origins of calçadas are somewhat unclear. The popularity of tiles in Portuguese art first exploded with the introduction of.