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Calçada (Portugal's Distinctive Pavements)

Calçada pavement at Restauradores
Calçada pavement at Restauradores

Portugal's distinctive paving, known as Calçada in Portuguese can be seen in most Portuguese towns and cities as well as in the former Portuguese colonies Brazil and Macau.

The tradition is believed to date back to the 1755 Earthquake when the towns and villages had to rebuilt. At hand was lots of fallen masonry. The designs could also be influenced by Portugal's Moorish history.

The traditional paving is found in many of the squares and sidewalks of Lisbon, as well as towns and cities all over the country, so keep your eyes to the ground for a treat beneath your feet.

Portugal Pavements - Calçada

This pavement is in Faro in the Algarve outside the the Igreja do Carmo, known for its Chapel of Bones in the back.

This lovely design is also in Faro in the Algarve at Jardim Manuel Bivar, just north of the Old Town.

This colorful take on the Calçada is on the main, ritzy shopping street in Faro.


Read more on Portugal's distinctive pavements.

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