Walls of buildings in Tomar, covered with artistic ceramic tiles

Not all buildings in the City of Tomar have ceramic tiles covering their front walls, but some do, as you can see on these photos. Some people find it very artistic, others not so much. In any case these are very old houses located in old areas of the town and at the time, covering the walls of buildings with hand made tiles, was probably a sign of taste, demanded good craftsman and was possibly much more expensive than normal painted walls.

Artistic ceramic tiles at Rua Serpa Pinto in Tomar, Portugal

The front wall of this house is covered with hand made ceramic tiles and include artistic designs. This building was possibly the headquarters of a company called Havaneza, Lda., located at Rua Serpa Pinto in Tomar


Wall covered with ceramic tiles at Corredoura in Tomar, Portugal

Another house at Rua Serpa Pinto (Corredoura) in Tomar, whose wall is covered with ceramic tiles. There is a very old pharmacy on the ground floor, called Pharmacia Pinheiro, whose wall is also covered with tiles.


Ceramic tiles decor at Rua Marquês de Pombal in the City of Tomar in Portugal

This building, also decorated with artistic ceramic tiles, is on the other side of the City of Tomar, at Rua Marquês de Pombal, next door of the house where I was born

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