Walking along the sidewalks of Portuguese cities and villages is pleasant due to their unique characteristics. The story behind this wonderful art emerged in the mid-1500s, when granite brought from the Porto region was used.
The emblematic Portuguese sidewalk is currently considered a Portuguese symbol of culture and art. Generally, the most traditional colors of limestone are black and white, although brown, red, gray and yellow are also popular and it is even possible to find stones in blue and green. Normally, these granites are placed in a regular or irregular shape, depending on the technique used by the pavers (workers specialized in laying this type of pavement), and representing drawings that narrate an era or history usually of the city where the sidewalk is located.
It is still possible to find this art in almost all Portuguese-speaking countries.