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. For Frontaria Azulejada House and beyond, use our Santos vacation planner to get the most from your Santos vacation.
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  • August 4, 2017
    Historical place, used for events. Very interesting and different. There is a fixed, just observe the architecture
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  • July 14, 2017
    I went to the coffee Festival that had several exhibitors, besides the beauty of all the tiles that are in front of the building and all the history that has.
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  • July 12, 2017
    The House is a remnant of the beautiful ancient residences, where traders were doing their "lives", on the ground floor, serving your customers everywhere, and lived on the second floor, often richly. This House is representative of that time, when tiles were brought from abroad refined to coat the exterior walls of the houses. Valley view.
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  • May 31, 2017
    There's a lot of leaks. In Santos it rains a lot and when having some event hurts. Could be fixed the roof without damaging the place.
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  • July 24, 2017
    Pure culture ... great place for photos.
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  • July 8, 2017
    Super nice location, nice and well located. Great for gastronomic and cultural events.
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