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Alentejo’s Azulejos and beyond ~ the art of Portuguese tiles

Azulejos are tiles that are prolific in Lisbon and the Alentejo.

There may be tiles in other areas, but I haven’t visited those locations to know about them.

Please comment if you know of others, for the educational aspects your knowledge would bring to these images. They decorate the outside of homes, are found in towns to mark properties, and are in businesses as part of their walls.

They’re all unique and prolific, and warm the culture’s being through its abundance of art in ceramic form.

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4 Responses to “Alentejo’s Azulejos and beyond ~ the art of Portuguese tiles”

  1. Lorrie S. LeBeaux says:


    I love the tiles that have a story or religious motif. I love Italian design, and tiles are a big part of the kitchen design punch. I wish I could have had a tile design conveying a message, concept or a story in my kitchen backsplash. I think that they are beautiful and soulful!

  2. Jo Diaz says:

    That they are, Lorrie.

  3. Vinogirl says:

    I love Delft tiles, blue is my favourite colour, so blue and white tiles naturally please my eye.
    The Pabst mansion (in Milwaukee) has a Delft tile kitchen and the French chateau-style house at the top of Spring Mountain Winery’s property, also has a Delft tiled kitchen (I believe.)

  4. Jo Diaz says:

    Delft tiles… they’re so gorgeous. I, too, love blue, and maybe that’s the fascination for me… Cobalt heaven… Would love to see the kitchen atop Spring Mountain. Sounds like my ext day-trip into Napa. Thanks!

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