Eat your custard tarts here! The interior of the Pastéis de Belém cake shop and café is covered with azulejos. Lisbon

Love them: azulejos & Pastel de Nata. Eat your custard tarts here! The interior of the Pastéis de Belém cake shop and café is covered with azulejos.

"Casa das Queijadas", Sintra, Portugal

Portuguese ceramic tile adorn walls as architectural elements, as well as act as sign posts. Image via Candace Rose Arden.

Fernando Pessoa, Azulejos, Portuguese Tiles

800 YEARS OF THE PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE The 280 million Portuguese speakers around the world celebrate 800 years of their language today. The first official document in Portuguese was written on June 1214 for King Afonso II.

Portugal HUGE Filigree Handmade Heart of Minho Viana

Portugal HUGE Filigree Handmade Heart of Minho Viana Pendant Necklace - Sterling Silver in Gold Bath - made in Porto

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon-Lisboa-Portugal see more about Portugal and Lisbon in Enjoy Portugal…

Bolo Rei - This cake can be found on every Portuguese Christmas table. Legend tells that this cake represents the gifts offered to Baby Jesus by the Three Wise Men.  The crust symbolizes gold, candied fruit represents myrrh, and the aroma of the cake symbolizes the incense.

It wouldn't be Christmas in our family without having this Bolo Rei Portuguese King Cake Recipe. We look forward to this traditional Kings Cake.

Tiles - Igreja do Carmo, Porto

Azulejo - Portuguese painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tile work found on buildings, for decorative or as depictions of historical & cultural events.

Messejana, Alentejo. Portugal.

Messejana, Alentejo white and blue typical architecture.

Portugal

Varanda Tradicional nos Açores. Traditional balcony in the Azores- Portugal

Convent de Jesús de Setúbal Portugal

Not a grapevine though - orange tree with an orange orchard in the back, might be a lady or a man having a siesta.

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