Frontaria Azulejada House, Santos

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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. Use our Santos driving holiday planner to add Frontaria Azulejada House and other attractions to your Santos vacation plans.
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  • When I visited the place was closed. But the facade of the building is very beautiful. The House of the tiled facade was built in 1865 and is located in the historic centre of Saints. It is worth visiting the site, because at certain times it contains exhibitions.
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  • Located in the historic centre of Saints next to other attractions. Expect to see more than just the facade of a building, but does not have "utility" no currently. Including many of the buildings in the town are in ruins. Not worth going up there for that, but if you're at the historic center probably will pass by her.
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  • A construction of 1,865, which goes through a time-consuming process of restoration, with not much to look at, plus a large shed, with a right foot equivalent to about 4 floors of a common building. It is common to have exhibitions and presentations of groups. Is not charged any entry.
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  • Beautiful place to take pictures for those who like old buildings is a good space for eventoa. With a good decoration is show.
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  • Beautiful place and very old, I went to an event that happened at the end of 2017, there is cool to do some photos and for those who like old places is nice for a visit!
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  • My 5 stars going to the importance of space as history point to the city, besides being a milestone in architecture. However, I participated as an exhibitor in an event this year, and realized big failures in the maintenance of the construction, which deserves a better investment on the part of Governments (prefecture or State Govt) to make the environment with a structure even more safe and cozy. The place is beautiful and, regardless of an event occurs, it is worth the visit.
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