The Azulejo Tiles of Portugal

The entire country of Portugal is basically covered in ceramic tiles. Plain ones, colorful ones, intricately patterned ones. They are called Azulejo and they serve a variety of artistic and practical functions.

All through our trip I was constantly making Mike slow down so I could take pictures of the sides of houses and churches. Here are some of my favorites.

15 thoughts on “The Azulejo Tiles of Portugal”

  1. Oh well I’m happy I’m not the only one having tons of azuelos pictures. It was driving my travel partner crazy!

  2. Gorgeous! I love the church covered in them, it looks amazing. I’m always doing that to my OH (or travel companions in general for that matter) – slowing down to snap door knockers or decorative signs etc…

  3. Did you get to visit the National Azulejo Museum in Lisbon? It chronicles the evolution of the azulejo designs from the 1600s to the present. It’s a pretty cool spot to learn a bit about the history of these famed blue tiles. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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