Getaway: Porto & Lisbon, Portugal

Getaway: Porto & Lisbon, Portugal (Sacramento Street)

I knew I would be captivated by the azulejos in Portugal – as you probably know, I love anything blue. But what I didn’t know was just how much the culture of Portugal would capture my heart.

Portugal - Azulejos, Portuguese tiles

Columns, sculptures,Roman arches and azuleijos at the Fronteira Palace, Lisboa,Portugal.

Igreja do Carmo (Carmo Church)  a Portuguese 17th-century church in Braga, Portugal | by Eudora Porto, via Flickr

Janelas da Igreja da Ordem do Carmo (Windows of the Church of the Order of the Carmo, Porto, Portugal

Staircase at an old noble house on Rua da Boaventura, Lisbon. http://www.your-lisbon-guide.com/

Staircase at an old noble house on Rua da Boaventura, Lisbon. The life size figures represented in tiles are called Figuras de Convite (invitation figures) and are found in entrances and staircases to "invite" you into the house.

These decorative motifs are found in the Church of Marvilla in Santarem, Portugal. The church, founded in the 12C by King Afonso Henriques after the conquest of Santarém over the Moors in 1147, was remodelled in the 16C. The interior is covered with azulejos.

Portuguese decorative tile motifs

These decorative motifs are found in the Church of Marvilla in Santarem, Portugal. The church, founded in the by King Afonso Henriques after the conquest of Santarém over the Moors in was remodelled in the The interior is covered with azulejos.

Todos os tamanhos | Azulejos Portugueses - 80 | Flickr – Compartilhamento de fotos!

Todos os tamanhos | Azulejos Portugueses - 80 | Flickr – Compartilhamento de fotos!

Portuguese decorative tiles Panel

Bicesse Tiles - Portuguese tiles from Portugal wall decorative ceramic panel…

CAPELA DA MEMÓRIA ou no SÍTIO DA NAZARÉ - Portugal - Lenda de D. FUAS ROUPINHO

CAPELA DA MEMÓRIA ou no SÍTIO DA NAZARÉ - Portugal - Lenda de D. FUAS ROUPINHO

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Detail of azulejos tiles on the front of Santa Maria church in Covilhã, central Portugal.

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