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Frontaria Azulejada House, Santos
(3.3/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
Frontaria Azulejada House takes its name from the kaleidoscopic, multi-tinted blue tiles that cover its facade. You'll find these even more striking when you contrast them with the tomato-red doors that provide entry to the house. The home of 19th century merchant Manoel Joaquim Ferreira Netto, Frontaria Azulejada House is today one of Santos' most important architectural landmarks. Ferreira Netto imported the distinctive tiles from his native Portugal to cover his home's neo-classical façade. After serving as a residence, Frontaria Azulejada House spent time as an office, a hotel, a cargo warehouse, and a storage facility for chemical fertilizers. The city of Santos took control of the building in 1986, more than 13 years after the national government proclaimed it a national heritage site. At the time, Frontaria Azulejada House was in terrible disrepair without even a roof to cover it. Artist Luís Sarasá was responsible for painstakingly repairing the main doors and the tiles that captivate visitors today. For Frontaria Azulejada House and beyond, use our Santos vacation planner to get the most from your Santos vacation.
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  • Being only in Santos, it is interesting to discover. There is an explanatory Board on the construction of thousands of hand-painted tiles.
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  • Wonderful historic and architectural set, partially recovered and transformed into a space for cultural events. The visit to the interior of the historic building reveals the solidity and the charms of its history.
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  • The Historic Center of Santos almost 500-year nuggets guard!!! The House of the tiled Facade is one of them. The historical value is priceless. Symbolizes our roots Lusitanian and is situated in the path of the Tram. Hope for a more effective revitalization of this precious collection. For lovers of our history, or to all who value our cultural heritages.
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  • Excelente local para passeio. No dia em que vim estava rolando um encontro de criadores e o contraste entre a história desse local e a inovação dos criadores que aqui estavam apresentando suas inovações foi demais.
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