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 went I was going on a photo exhibition, although keep in ruins, is quite interesting and curious as historical construction, lack a newsletter about the location.
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  • always place has events and if possible visit is amazing also for local history, architecture and arts
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  • a handsome building that now houses events and functions as points of interest. Today, inside the building is very rustic and you can take great pictures.
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  • 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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  • Pure culture ... great place for photos.
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  • Super nice location, nice and well located. Great for gastronomic and cultural events.
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