Azulejos first came to Portugal in the 15th Century, when parts of the Iberian Peninsula were still under Moorish rule. Although many assume the word is a derivation of azul (Portuguese for “blue”), the word is Arabic in origin and comes from az-zulayj, which roughly translates as “polished stone”.

雖然許多人認為這個詞是azul的衍生詞（葡萄牙語為“藍色”），但這個詞的起源是阿拉伯語，來自az-zulayj，大致翻譯為“拋光石”。

azulejos(瓷磚畫)於18世紀達到巔峰，國內需求暴增，甚至來自巴西等地也的大量訂單湧入。

布拉加(Brage)的磁磚建築藝術

下圖的磁磚是辛特拉(Sintra)的佩納宮裡頭的