Portuguese sidewalk

King D. Manuel made his birthday on January 21st. During the celebrations it was tradition to carry out a procession in his honor. As a rhinoceros participated in the procession and there was a concern not to smear the motorcade, the king ordered the procession to be used. Two traditions were born from these episodes: The Streets with sidewalk and the expression “when the king makes years…”. The Portuguese pavement is now a brand image of the streets of the country. Patterns and designs made with small white and black limestone stones, today flood the streets, conferring a unique luminosity and character to our towns and villages.


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