Photo of the Week: Tiled Houses in Lisbon image

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We’ve been in Lisbon nearly two weeks now and what we’ve loved most is just wandering the narrow cobblestoned streets that wind their way up and down the city’s seven hills. Remarkably for a capital city we’ve seen no ugly highrises but plenty of colourful houses with terracotta tiled roofs, wrought-iron balconies and tiled facades like these. These Portuguese tiles are called azulejos and were introduced by the Moors in the 15th century.

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  1. Ohh! Tile museum? I must look into this! I’m heading to Lisbon next weekend with my husband to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. Can’t wait!

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