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Top 5 ceramic shops for azulejo tiles in Porto

Updated: Oct 24, 2022

Porto is home to some of the most beautiful bright blue and white tiles that magnificently cover the city - these are called azulejo tiles.


You'll find azulejo tiles on almost every corner on every street in Porto. They are an iconic symbol of the country with controversial beginnings; some say it stretches as far back as the 12th-century, where families would portray their wealth on their houses.


Azulejo tiles in Porto, Portugal
Estátua da Varanda

Oh, and they make the perfect souvenir!


As you can imagine with any city's icon, there are a plethora of souvenir shops displaying azulejo tiles in every format in Porto. From a simple tile, to a coaster, to a magnet. It's hard to separate tacky from authentic.


Well, we're here to help! If you're looking for a souvenir azulejo tile, these are our recommendations:


Caldeirão da Cati

The most well-known in the city, Caldeirão da Cati is in the most enviable position in the Ribeira district, situated right on the Duomo River with the backdrop of the Dom Luís Bridge on its doorstep.


The sunshine yellow facade is extremely happy and welcoming too!


Location: R. de Cima do Muro 12, 4050-328 Porto, Portugal


Caldeirão da Latin azulejo tile shop in Porto, Portugal
Caldeirão da Cati

Prometeu Artesanato

Our favourite in the list. We bought our own azulejo tile in here as a souvenir from our visit. The shop itself is really pretty and the owner is extremely helpful too.


Location: R. de Mouzinho da Silveira 136, 4050-253 Porto, Portugal


Ceramic tiles from Porto in Portugal
Tile from Prometeu Artesanato

Portugalidades

Renowned for their stunning hand-made plates decorated in blue and white azulejo-style tiles.


Location: R. de Mouzinho da Silveira 172, 4000-030 Porto, Portugal


Extendall Store - Porto Old Tiles

A haven of beautiful azulejo patterns that specialise in tiles of all sizes, ranging from the classic bright blue and white to dazzling yellow reflecting that gorgeous Portuguese sunshine.


Location: Rua das Taipas 44, 4050-597 Porto, Portugal


Where to buy Azulejo tiles in Porto, Portugal
Rua das Taipas

Zinda.Atelier

An eclectic store nearby the Palácio da Bolsa, a neoclassical 19th-century landmark, Zinda.Atelier is a cosy boutique showcasing the best azulejo patterns, from the classic tiles to figurines and plates.


Location: R. de Ferreira Borges 63, 4050-253 Porto, Portugal



To read more about Porto ahead of your adventure:

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grahamcrosby
Oct 24, 2022

An excellent read. These tiles were something I'd never heard of before, but they're definitely on a got to have list now. I last visited Portugal in my late teens, so this is definitely an excuse for heading back!

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Two Passports Travel Blog
Two Passports Travel Blog
Oct 24, 2022
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Thanks Graham - they're so beautiful so to take a hand-made piece home is the perfect souvenir. What part of Portugal did you visit?

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