August 6, 2022

Rua de Miguel Bombarda 10-20, 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 Miguel Bombarda 10-20, Porto

The building was built before 1824 and initially had no tiles. These were placed at the beginning of the 20th century, being produced in Fábrica Cerâmica do Carvalhinho.

Information about the building on the Portuguese Cultural Heritage website, where it’s indicated as a building “without legal protection”.

Detail of the removed tiles
After / Credit Predibisa
Detail of the new tiles

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