|One grand house celebrating tiles and local marble in Estremoz|
|A neighbouring house in Estremoz|
|Another modernist house near the old railways station in Estremoz|
More historic tiles in Estremoz include amazing tile pictures all around the outside of the original train station, serving a railway line built for the Kings of Portugal to travel between their various palaces. The railway line is long disused and a tangle of brambles and flowers, but the railway station in Estremoz is protected, with the tiles covered by Plexiglas against vandalism or theft.
More delicious houses shouldered together around the main, vast Estremoz square,some of which told of their builders' dreams and aspirations.
|One amazingly elaborate home on the main square in Estremoz|
|A small house on one side of the Estremoz main square|
|Another proud house on the Estremoz square|
Much earlier azulejos adorn the handsome stairs up the main building of the present municipal offices, once part of the “Congregados” convent and church that was started in 1698. I was fascinated by the hunting, fishing, boating and picnicking scenes, and thought the top “ladies” were fun.