September 9, 2022

Rua do Monte dos Judeus 19, 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 do Monte dos Judeus 19, Porto

We reported this situation to SOS Azulejo, who contacted the city of Porto without receiving a response to clarify what happened.

Before / Credit Google
Detail of the removed tiles / Credit Google
Photograph from 1939 where the building with the original tiles can be seen on the right / Credit AMP
After / Credit Tovisi
Detail of the new replicas / Credit Tovisi

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