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Frontaria Azulejada House, Santos
(3.3/5 based on 60+ 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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  • It is a beautiful work of architecture, but completely abandoned and degraded, as well as much of the historic centre of Saints. But it is worth going on in frnete to enjoy the facade built with Portuguese tiles in relief
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  • Effectively event space. When there is no event the location is completely expendable. Valley history.
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  • Old warehouse/residence, typical of the late 19th century, "golden age" of the cafe, the property has been listed by the historical heritage and later taken over by the city of Santos, transformed into exhibition and events venue, in the heart of historic Salem. Can be booked by third parties.
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  • Ponto turístico
  • 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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