In Portugal, the liking for tile was learnt from the Moorish people, having been introduced in our country in the mid XV century.
In the XVI century, Portugal starts its own production, suffering the influences of the Italian and Flemish tiles, and later on, in the XVII century of the Dutch tiles.
This unique form of decoration was insistently used in the facing of churches, palaces, monasteries and seigniorial houses.
Ever since, the tile has kept up with the new aesthetics, going through the motives of Art Nouveau, Art Déco facings until its full integration in the architectonic modern programs.
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