3 of Lisbon’s Best tiled sights are close to our hotel.

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Tiled Street Art with legendary Mr. A. at the Feira da Ladra in Campo de Santa Clara. Together with the Roof and Facade of Amanda Levete’s new MAAT Museum in Belem André Saraiva’s wall is a good example of how Lisbon is taking an old tradition to contemporary directions. A good way to introduce azulejos (aka tiles) to a younger generation.

3 of AD’s 4 tile destinations in Lisbon are ten minutes walk from our hotel.

Mr A’s fantastic new Street Art wall, Largo Intendente & The Metro on Almirante Reis – are three of the 4 tiled Lisbon sights Architectural Digest highlights as third reasons to visit Lisbon. All places less than 10 minutes walk from our hotel door in Graca

The 4th Tiled destination is the new MAAT building in Belem. The best piece of architecture you find in Europe right now in our humble opinion.

The story published yesterday is one of the more interesting and inspirational ones we have read in a while and a good way to combine Tiles with Lisbon’s many sights. Especially if you are travelling with a partner who is not interested in tiles.

 

arch-digest-logo-04.pngAt the 1889 Universal Exhibition in Paris, while the French were unveiling the Eiffel Tower, the Portuguese were presenting feats of a considerably more compact variety.

The country’s pavilion made dramatic use of azulejos, the glazed ceramic tiles that have been a hallmark of Iberian craftsmanship for five centuries. Today the art form remains a source of national pride and delight, as evidenced by a recent trip to Lisbon, whose steep streets reveal stunning examples at every turn.

And thanks to two recently unveiled local projects, traditional tile work is getting a bold new spin.

Read Architectural Digest’s feature on Portuguese Tiles here

 

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