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Portugal. Aveiro. Painel de azulejos na estação da CP Aveiro.

Portugal. Aveiro. Painel de azulejos na estação da CP Aveiro.

The Azulejo refers to a typical form of Portuguese or Spanish painted, tin glazed, ceramic tilework, They have become a classic feature of Portuguese culture, manifesting without interruption during five centuries consecutive trend in art. They are also a tradition in former Portuguese and Spanish colonies in Latin America. Whenever visiting Portugal, azulejos are to be found at churches, palaces, train stations etc.

Azulejo

The Azulejo refers to a typical form of Portuguese or Spanish painted, tin glazed, ceramic tilework, They have become a classic feature of Portuguese culture, manifesting without interruption during five centuries consecutive trend in art. They are also a tradition in former Portuguese and Spanish colonies in Latin America. Whenever visiting Portugal, azulejos are to be found at churches, palaces, train stations etc.

Igreja de Sao Tiago Azulejos in Coimbra. The simple Romanesque church is located in Praca do Comercio in the city centre

Igreja de Sao Tiago Azulejos in Coimbra. The simple Romanesque church is located in Praca do Comercio in the city centre

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...

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...

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Hand painted tiles were first made by the early Chinese and later by the Moors who improved on this art form. This art then spread about to Spain, Germany, Holland and Portugal etc. somewhere in the 16th century. The Portuguese improvised on the colour blue and spread this art throughout the world today known as "Azulejos"

Hand painted tiles were first made by the early Chinese and later by the Moors who improved on this art form. This art then spread about to Spain, Germany, Holland and Portugal etc. somewhere in the 16th century. The Portuguese improvised on the colour blue and spread this art throughout the world today known as "Azulejos"

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