Benagil Cave, Algarve, Portugal

The Benagil Sea Cave is part of a system of caves that lines Portugal’s southern coast in the Algarve region. This most iconic cave is located just around the corner from a beach in the tiny town of Benagil.

Portuguese carrelage

An idea to fix a broken tile area. Don't tear out the wall of tile, make light of it! Caulk the broken/missing tile to waterproof, then add an air fern (kitchen backsplash) or a fake plant (shower or tub area).

Azulejos (blue tiles) at the chapel of the Convent d'Alcobaça, Portugal

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'.


Lisboa - What secret could this window hold beyond its lace curtains? Who could be looking out beyond its laced wall?

Gardens of the Palace of Fronteira, Portugal

Jardins do Palácio Marquês de Fronteira, Lisboa, Portugal. Gardens of the Palace of Fronteira, Portugal. Walls designed like this would look great in a garden landscape as well.

Azulejos in Lisbon

Handmade tiles can be colour coordinated and customized re. shape, texture, pattern, etc. by ceramic design studios

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