The Route of Tiles in Ovar is an artistic experience in the open air. Used as a decorative and architectural ornament, tiles are one of the oldest artistic manifestations of the Iberian Peninsula. Its beauty has been able to transform urban landscapes and transmit the tradition of each place. It is said that they embellish spaces and carry with them memories of times past.
Ovar city is one of the greatest exponents of tiles, being known throughout the world as the Living City Museum of Tiles. Therefore, it is not surprising that as you go through the city you will find a wide variety of tiles. This is where the Route of Tiles in Ovar originated.
This route, ideal for walking in Ovar, allows you to enjoy the beautiful and historic tile panels of the city, while inspiring a tradition that is believed to have been imported from the Portuguese discoveries and relations with Brazil. In fact, the quantity and diversity of the 19th/20th century tiled facades present in Ovar are evident in the streets, as if it were an open-air museum.
This Route of Tiles in Ovar, created by the local authority, can be visited for free, just check with the local Tourist Office. It is a tour with a guide right and lasts approximately one hour. This route focuses mainly on the historic centre of Ovar and passes through 19 facades and along Dr. José Falcão, Cândido dos Reis, Heliodoro Salgado, 31 de Enero, Luís de Camões and Alexandre Herculano streets.
This route begins at Republic's Square, towards the Saint Anthony Church. As you walk through the streets, you can see several facades that deserve attention, such as the Parish Church São Cristóvão of Ovar, which is known for its blue-tiled facade. Other points of interest are the House-museum of the third order of Saint Francis, the Ovar Museum, the House-museum of Júlio Dinis and the Judicial Court of Ovar, which is also full of tiles. It is estimated that the origin of these is from tile factories in the north of the country, such as Valadares.
Choose to stay near the Route of Tiles in Ovar
All these places on the Route of Tiles in Ovar, as well as the historic centre of Ovar, are very close to Furadouro Boutique Hotel & Spa. Enjoy the local culture and gastronomy, but also take care of yourself, your body and your mind.
At Furadouro Boutique Hotel & Spa you can treat your body and mind in the wellness area, which has two treatment rooms, a relaxation room with heated beds and chromotherapy.
Due to its privileged location, by the sea, Furadouro Boutique Hotel & Spa is also perfect for disconnecting from the stress of everyday life, with a landscape that makes you forget all the hustle and bustle of routine. In this oasis of relaxation and design you will find spacious and bright spaces to be in communion with culture and nature. What are you waiting for? Book now, at the best price, a stay at Furadouro Boutique Hotel & Spa and discover the Route of Tiles in Ovar!