I might have mentioned that im a little crazy for Portuguese tiles, and the azulejo tiles in particular
So we headed off to find the best tiles Lisbon has to offer. Through crumbling old back streets of the Alfama it was easy to get distracted from our path as everything is so beautiful
The monastery rises from the top of the hill to meet you, and doesn't fail to impress. You can also get some of the best views of the city. If blue seas and pastel houses are you thing this is where you'll find them
Built in the 17th century, The monastery of São Vicente de Fora (St. Vincent Outside the Walls) is one of the most important religious buildings in Lisbon
And your justa few short steps away in the adjoining Augustine monastery from blue and white tile heaven. They line the walls of the entire building, each corridor more impressive than the last.
The cloisters are without a doubt the highlight, decorated with eighteenth-century blue-coloured azulejos, ceramic tiles. The azulejo panels show historic scenes and fables of the famous French writer Jean de La Fontaine.
For me the azulejos are so iconic to Portuguese styling and really were what I most wanted to see in Lisbon.
Its a truly stunning place to get lost in for an hour, and surprisingly peaceful and quite compared with the hustle and bustle of Lisbon life outside
A travel, beauty and lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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