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While some azulejos are simply bright sworls or pretty patterns, it's not uncommon to see tile depictions of famous people or events. This one, in Alfama, depicts Amália Rodrigues, the face of traditional Portuguese fado music. She is credited with bringing fado to the rest of the world and is still considered a legend in her native country.

Handmade tiles can be colour coordinated and customized re. shape, texture, pattern, etc. by ceramic design studios