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07.03.2022 • 13.03.2022
Each tile tells a story. Tiles are part of the Portuguese identity, embellishing the country from North to South. A testimony of the enduring influence of the Arab culture and heritage in Portugal.
Each tile tells a story. Tiles are part of the Portuguese identity, embellishing the country from North to South. A testimony of the enduring influence of the Arab culture and heritage in Portugal. They can be colourful, historical and artistic. All of them with a common denominator: showing the underlining importance of cultural miscegenation in the definition of who we are.
Saint Mary's Church in Óbidos
Located in Santa Maria square, the main church of Óbidos - Santa Maria Church - is a breath-taking example of the fascinating art of Portuguese tiles!
Santa Cruz Church in Coimbra
The Santa Cruz Monastery, in Coimbra, was founded in the reign of Afonso Henriques by a group of twelve Canons of St. Augustine.This monastic community was indeed the most important monastic house during the reigns of the first dynasty and it marked an essential period in the creation of the Portuguese identity, contributing to the political importance of Coimbra during the foundation of the realm.
Considered one of the most beautiful hotels in the world, the Bussaco Palace rises majestically at the heart of Buçaco Woods and takes us away into a world of fairy tales full of magnificent fantasy.
House of the Counts of Santar and Magalhães
Situado no coração da encantadora e nobre vila de Santar, famosa pela sua produção vínica, a apenas 15 minutos de Viseu, a Casa dos Condes de Santar e Magalhães é um bom exemplo da arquitectura civil maneirista, combinando características barrocas e neoclássicas.
Art Nouveau Museum in Aveiro
The Art Nouveau Museum is located in Aveiro, housed in Casa Major Pessoa, a true icon of art nouveau.
If you are a fan of the typical Portuguese tiles “azulejos”, then one of the best places to go is to the city of Ovar!