Who doesn't love them? The typical traditional tiles called azulejos. They're not just to be found in Porto and Lissabon but also in the Algarve. So where to score some pictures with or buy some of these beautiful tiles? Read down below.
Silves is the oldest town in the Algarve. The town is best known for its beautiful red castle (Castelo dos Mouros) built on the hill but there is more to discover in this charming town. In the picturesque streets of the historic center you'll find stylish mansions located next to small colorful homes covered with the Azulejos.
Porches pottery is a traditional Portuguese pottery close to Carvoeiro and Benagil. Here you enter an oasis of Portuguese ceramics. Tiles, plates, wall decoration, tea pots and more is all to be found right here in this beautiful place. There is also a really cute little cafe next to the pottery where they have the best carrot cake I've ever had in my life! Perfect to sit outside on a hot sunny day in the shade of the bougainvillea enjoying your coffee or late lunch with vino verde.
Looking down on the city of Faro as you land on its airport you will already see the unique location of this city. The clear blue water and small islands in front create quite a beautiful view up from the sky. The historic town centre is perfect for wandering in cute cobbled streets with many traditional tiled churches an houses. It's a relatively small and charming city with beautiful buildings and many atmospheric streets filled with cute little restaurants.
In the east of the Algarve you'll find the larger of town Tavira. An absolutely stunning place to visit. The many cobbled streets with traditionally tiled houses make this the perfect place to visit when you're looking for the traditional Portuguese tiles. You'll also find many cute shops and family owned restaurants.