aveiro: azulejos

For years I’d read that Aveiro had fantastic tile work. But when to visit? After finishing a tour in Porto, I had a few days off to rest… the perfect opportunity in spite of this 2015 heat wave. Such a variety of azulejos that I couldn’t stop taking photos. Pics above are only a sample of what I saw. Wow.

I’d already explored two days on my own, following my instinct & seeing several parts of the city. I decided to stop by the tourism office to ask if they had information on tile work in town. Maybe I’d missed something. Did they have a guide? Suggestions about the best panels? Não, não temos nada. But what we have is a map of the city… we are here. The cathedral is here, the museum of X is here, where are you from? I’m sure my sigh was audible as I became yet another statistic in some municipal report.

Enjoy browsing through 50 photos of azulejos above!

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