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Walking by Lisbon’s Amazing Buildings | Via Epoch Times | 24/06/2014 Wander down any street in Lisbon and you’re sure to find many surprises! Many of these surprises are found on the buildings which are covered head to toe in decorative tiles, also known as Azulejos, they are a major part of Portuguese architecture and culture, often depicting narrative scenes. #Portugal

Walking by Lisbon’s Amazing Buildings | Via Epoch Times | 24/06/2014 Wander down any street in Lisbon and you’re sure to find many surprises! Many of these surprises are found on the buildings which are covered head to toe in decorative tiles, also known as Azulejos, they are a major part of Portuguese architecture and culture, often depicting narrative scenes. #Portugal

Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra, Portugal

The story behind Lisbon’s beauty | via BBC Travel | 24/05/2014 Azulejos first came to Portugal in the 15th Century, when parts of the Iberian Peninsula were still under Moorish rule. Although many assume the word is a derivation of azul (Portuguese for “blue”), the word is Arabic in origin and comes from az-zulayj, which roughly translates as “polished stone”. #Portugal

The story behind Lisbon’s beauty

The story behind Lisbon’s beauty | via BBC Travel | 24/05/2014 Azulejos first came to Portugal in the 15th Century, when parts of the Iberian Peninsula were still under Moorish rule. Although many assume the word is a derivation of azul (Portuguese for “blue”), the word is Arabic in origin and comes from az-zulayj, which roughly translates as “polished stone”. #Portugal

12 Reasons to Fall in Love with Lisbon - by The Culture Map 15.05.2014 | Photo: colourful buildings in Lisbon

12 Reasons to Fall in Love with Lisbon - by The Culture Map 15.05.2014 | Photo: colourful buildings in Lisbon

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