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Azulejos: Only in Portugal

Azulejo is the Portuguese word for tiles, and tiles are certainly a unique aspect of the culture of Portugal, having been produced for more than  five centuries.

Painted tiles panel. Paáo de Arcos
 In Portugal tiles today are found on the interior and exterior of palaces, churches homes, schools, restaurants, and bars and on many rail and subway stations. Many azulejos panels chronicle major historical and cultural and religious detail from Portugal’s past.


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