Also the travel of cod captains to other parts of the globe, and his taste for modern, coupled with the pragmatic nature of the Sea Men, favored the acquisition of taste for this style in the early twentieth century.
For these two reasons, and also for local and regional tradition in the production and ceramic painting, it is not surprising that many aspects included in the buildings of the beginning of this century, sometimes combined with influences from other architectural and artistic styles.
The most common Art New elements found on the site are the use of tiles (especially since, in the region, having implemented several factories, even during the nineteenth century), applied in many different ways, wrought iron present at the gates, balconies and windows, the use of wood (interiors of buildings and windows) and also colored glasses.
What makes relevant the Art Nouveau style in this area O built the set and the details of implementation in a significant number of buildings, in various forms, is to be found various architectural styles in one building.
The two villas Papoila (Poppy) (consecutive: Magano and Cruz), are two fine examples of Art Nouveau with tiles application.
Where in Ílhavo
Rua de Camões with Avenida 25 de Abril
Rua de Santo António, 19 and 64
Rua de Santo António (nº 19) – Vila Africana, It is classified as a cultural heritage building and is beautiful the whole building and the walls. Wrought iron, tile gables, sculptural works carved on the facade and the walls, the staircase and the colors used, everything fits in a set that is both Art Nouveau but also exemplary in its variant of this region.