September 9, 2022

Rua de Dom Jõao IV 46, Porto

This post is a warning about buildings that are losing their centenary tiles in Porto

Although tiled buildings in Portugal are one of the world’s most valuable heritages, they have only been protected by law since 2017 (n.º 79/2017). Many of these tiles have been destroyed and continue to be so today.

We need your help to expose more cases like these. If you know of any building in Porto that has lost its tiles contact us here.


Rua de Dom Jõao IV 46, Porto

All the original tiles were removed and replaced by replicas.

Some of the original tiles were in good condition. They could have been cleaned and preserved and replicas made of the missing or deteriorated ones.

Before / Credit Google
Detail of the removed tiles
After
Detail of the removed tiles

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