Portuguese blue tiles or azulejos - the real thing. The Portuguese word for blue is 'azul' and the Arabic term for polished to a shiny, smooth finish is 'zulej'. Hence, 'Azulejo'.

Church - Portuguese blue tiles or azulejos - the real thing. The Portuguese word for blue is 'azul' and the Arabic term for polished to a shiny, smooth finish is 'zulej'. Hence, 'Azulejo'.

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Painted tile façade in Porto, Portugal azulejos vintage old pattern bleu blue cobalt white

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