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What could be more approppriate than a Moorish style confection for the local branch of the Bank of Portugal in the very South of Portugal? No idea, but this in an eclectic tour de force which brings the square alive. Masonry horseshoe arches, glazed roof tiles, ornate ironwork, geometric windows and azulejos – looking, as befitting a bank, like a million bucks.

Banco de Portugal, Faro – 1926 (arquitecto Adães Bermudes)

archived in EXTERIORS ArchesAzulejosBanksBeaux Arts & EclecticismColumnsEaves & GuttersFaroIronworkStoneworkWindows
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