Façade of the Covilhã Church in Lisbon, Portugal ~ Ceramic tiles depicting various saints, (azulejos), adorn many Portugese walls & buildings. The art of decorative tiling was introduced in Portugal by the Moors over 5 centuries ago
Portuguese tiles, or "azulejos". Tiles on walls are found throughout Portugal. The arrangements have told the story of the Portuguese people for centuries. Typically, they are hand-painted in blue and white, but some are done in very rich, bright colors.
The Carboy (Mr. Wine) created by the artist Joana Vasconcelos was commissioned by the city of Torres Vedras to be installed in the new city market as a piece of public sculpture. This work, about five feet tall, was designed with iron fences inspired by the patterns of typical Portuguese houses.