I have 30 years of experience in painting tiles, and a particular taste for the rich Azulejo heritage of Lisbon. My interest by history connect very well with a story narrated on the tiles. I have a passion by Lisboa, perfect place to receive this beautiful art.
We'll do a unique azulejos experience around Graça. The great part of the buildings that we are going to visit have in common two events that influenced the tile heritage: the great earthquake of 1755 and the extinction of religious orders in 1834. After the earthquake, when the buildings were restored, tiles are being used on a large scale. I'll explain you everything about azulejos and their…
Footwear suitable for walking. Do not forget the camera.
S. Vicente de Fora Museum
Hand- Painted Tile Gift
Footwear suitable for walking.
Do not forget the camera.
In the middle 18th century, Portugal was a rich country, because of the gold that came from Brazil. At the time of the liberal revolution the state took possession of all religious buildings (besides churches) & installed state administration & agencies in them; Courts, police quarters, hospitals...