Portuguese Tile – Our Wine Tour Arrábida, including passage by three Portuguese lands; Arrábida, Palmela, and Azeitão.
Palmela and Vila Nogueira de Azeitão are known as the capitals of the wine route, with its wineries, vineyards, and farms that can be visited, it is an area rich in history and gastronomy.
Taste the best local dishes; listen to the history that the monuments have to tell you; touch the clay of which are beautiful Portuguese tiles are made of; see the river, the mountain; and smell the vineyards that are the origin of this nectar.
As part of your Tour to Arrábida, you will visit a Portuguese Tile, a part of our history.
Tile is the name given to a piece of pottery of low thickness.
The tile is used as a decorative piece for interior or exterior walls.
Formerly the walls covered with tiles included historical episodes on hunts, battles, mythological scenes, the iconography of religion and an extensive range of elements both geometric decorative.
Today we see these tiled panels in the walls, floors and ceilings of palaces, gardens and religious buildings such as churches and convents, in addition to housing and public spaces
In Portugal, the tile was used as an important subject of support for artistic expression for more than five centuries.
Being the conventional material tile begins to be used by your low cost.
It reflects, in addition to the light, the Repertoire of the Portuguese imagination where you can immortalize through time a bit of our history and not only.
Strong sense of scenographic and monumental descriptive, the tile is part of our history and is considered today as one of the most original productions of our Portuguese culture.
Today we can still see large decorative panels that report various phases in our history in monuments, palaces and even in private homes.
Our tour to Arrábida is one of the most complete tours we have because you will have the opportunity to taste, listen and touch a bit of your history and culture.