199 Rua de José Falcão - Moorish Style - Porto

199 Rua de José Falcão - Moorish Style - Porto

A nod to Portugal's Moorish heritage on Rua de José Falcão in Porto. The building dates back to 1899 and it is no accident that it is covered in particularly fine azulejos tiles. Originally this was a showroom and warehouse for the Devesas ceramics factory, situated in Vila Nova de Gaia.

As far as I know the building was home to a restaurant until relatively recently but has since become office space.


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