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Frontaria Azulejada House, Santos

(3.3/5 based on 70+ 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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  • Really is well described, only is a tiled facade. Inside there is nothing, but it's nice to take pictures. You are facades are typical Portuguese and along all Brazil there are many so dilapidated or in restoration. It is still very nice.
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  • This building was restored by virtue of an incentive from the city to revitalize the historic centre, the tram ride you go through House Tiled.
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  • The Portuguese tiles in relief on the facade are really beautiful and worth the visit. It's a shame that the interior is not open to visitation and a historic building as it is in such bad shape.
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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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