Portuguese Sidewalk

The Portuguese Sidewalk is a type of floor covering, originating in Portugal, used in the paving of sidewalks, public and private spaces. It is a historical heritage of the fusion of the culture and technology of construction of the Romans and the Arabs, that ended up being imposed in Portugal in century XIV during the reign of D. John II. The Portuguese sidewalk is the result of white and black limestone, which are used to form decorative patterns or mosaics by contrasting the stones of different colors.


António Henriques /António Moura/ Francisco Santos , MANUAL DA CALÇADA PORTUGUESA, SIG - Sociedade Industrial Gráfica, Lda.

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