The variety of colors and designs on the streets of the Portuguese capital is part of the city’s identity, and there is always at least one small panel on every corner. 

The most striking examples of buildings in Portugal are inside the palaces and churches, but there are also works of art on the façades

Here are the most extraordinary examples.

Buildings in Portugal

After the megalithic monuments, the oldest monuments of Portugal are those that the Romans erected in this country. In Lisbon (Olisilipo, Félicitas Julia), we see remains of an amphitheater; in Cintra (Chretina), Roman baths are still today called by the inhabitants the cistern Moors, the fountain of the Moors. This building, like the temple of Evora, certainly dates from the beautiful Roman period. This temple was dedicated, it is said, to Diana, which proves absolutely nothing, for whenever an archaeologist is embarrassed to designate the attribution of a temple, he dedicates it to Diana

In Evora (Ebora) there was also a Roman aqueduct; but it was rebuilt largely if not totally under the reign of John III (1521-1557), who established the Inquisition in Portugal in 1536, and brought the Jesuits there in 1540, which he filled with rich endowments and to which he gave a very great influence.  If you really planning to visit these amazing city book London to Lisbon flights & across UK. 

#1 Campo de Santa Clara, 124-126

Arguably Lisbon’s most beautiful tiled building, it’s found by the National Pantheon close to the city’s flea market site. It dates from 1860, made in the sentimental style of the time, with Baroque motivation. Blue, yellow and white are the hues used to portray and outline busts impersonating marble.

This is probably the most beautiful tile facade in Lisbon. It is located near the National Pantheon where the Flea Fair takes place, and dates from 1860

tile facade in Lisbon

Created to the romantic taste of the time, of baroque inspiration, it uses blue, yellow and white to represent busts and frames imitating marble.

#2 Fábrica Viúva Lamego - Largo do Intendente

Located in Largo do Intendente, this building was covered with beautiful tile panels in 1865. Although originally built as a private residence, it now belongs to the Widow Lamego ceramics factory which displays its art inside. The romantic images on the façade include potted plants and Asians, recalling Portugal’s trade with the East.

Located in Largo do Intendente, this building was covered with tiles in 1865. Built as a private residence, it was later in the hands of the ceramic factory Viúva Lamego that still occupies it, presenting its works in the interior.
Romantic images on the façade include potted plants and Asian figures that recall trade between Portugal and the Orient.

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#3 Fábrica Viúva Lamego - Avenida Almirante Reis

Facing Avenida Almirante Reis, behind the most famous facade mentioned above, this one is all in blue and white. Almirante Reis, behind the most famous façade mentioned above, this side of the building is all in blue and white. It is also the Viúva Lamego factory and it was here that the ceramics were produced for many years, including many of the tiles that today decorate the subway stations of the city.

Facing Avenida Almirante Reis, behind the most famous façade mentioned above, this side of the building is all in blue and white. It is also the Viúva Lamego factory and it was here that the ceramics were produced for many years, including many of the tiles that today decorate the subway stations of the city.

#4 Rossio Train Station

Those who pass through it in Rossio do not remain indifferent to the façade in neo-Manueline style, an architectural revival designed by José Luís Monteiro, author of other structures such as the Lisbon Geography Society or even the lamps that flank the Monument to the Restorers in nearby square The Avenida da Estação was inaugurated in 1890 and in its history was the scene of great events, from the murder of Sidónio Pais in 1918 to the assassination attempt of the statue of D. Sebastião in 2016. And already noticed that the two doors in the form of double horseshoe arch imitate the entrance of the two tunnels of the gare.

Rossio Train Station

The last but certainly not the least magnifique  building in Portugal is..

# 5 Sommer House

The former residence of millionaire businessman Henrique Sommer is the latest addition to the Museum Quarter, inaugurated in December 2016. It was restored by the Cascais Municipal Council and in December became the new headquarters of the Municipal Historical Archive (the second largest country file). In the interior, which grew from 824 square meters to 1254 with the project of the architect Paula Santos, there is a municipal bookstore, a public consultation room and three exhibition floors filled with ancient treasures. 

Sommer House

The exhibitions you receive are closely linked to the history of Cascais and its activities

 

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