For this theme I have chosen examples from different regions of Portugal.
From north to south...
In Arouca, granite is a common building material.
|Traditional house in Arouca, district of Aveiro|
|Granite again - Arouca|
In the fishing town of Torreira, stripes and colour are traditional.
|Fishing village of Torreira, district of Aveiro|
In the posh town of Praia da Granja, these pretty houses are set amongst ornate mansions of the early 20th century.
|Some of the smaller houses of Praia de Granja|
And in the Algarve, ceramic tiles and ornate trimmings are common in older houses.
|Tiled house in Castro Marim|
|Ornate trimmings, Algoz|
Which do you prefer?
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