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Lisbon's Colourful Azulejos Lisbon  Portugal

Lisbon's Colourful Azulejos

Lisbon, Portugal's architecture is a rainbow of colours. Many of its buildings are still decorated by the decorative azulejos, or painted tiles.

These tiles were introduced during Moorish rule. They were hand painted and had strong geometric patterns. These days, most tiles are mass produced and come in an endless variety of colours, patterns and sizes.

You can see the azulejos all over the city, but they are particularly predominant in the older areas of town. We saw many great examples while walking to the Castle of São Jorge.