There is no other country in the world where tiles play as important a role in
architecture and daily life as they do in Portugal. A defining feature found throughout
the city, Portuguese tiles are unique and Lisbon is the best place to take in this equally
modern and ancient art form.
From the tiles applied to palaces and churches of the 16th to the 18th century, to the
most important contemporary artists, along with façade claddings and advertising panels,
this book presents some examples of the best tiles in Lisbon.
It also includes suggested tours with walking routes so that you can understand, through
this art form, what makes Lisbon one of the most beautiful capitals in the world.