Terracota do Algarve

Versatile, Natural, Flexible, Original


Terracotta can be applied to the floor in any part of the house, or commercial establishment, as well as to cover walls, ceilings, countertops, walls, pillars, whatever your imagination and creativity demands.


Handmade terracotta or tiles are made from a single raw material: clay, something natural and ecological with excellent properties. For millennia, food has been cooked and served in clay containers.


There are a variety of sizes and shapes to choose from. It may even be possible to order a different measure or format, in order to obtain a completely original floor, tailored to each client.


Due to the completely handmade manufacturing and firing process, the tiles have smooth variations in tone and finish, creating a very pleasant effect on any floor or other application.

About Us

We are a small company dedicated to the production of genuine Portuguese and handmade terracotta tile, preserving the manufacturing process of the ancient craftsmen.

The company “Terracotta do Algarve” was created more than 20 years ago, so it already has great experience with Terracotta, respecting the essence of its main raw material, the clay.

We are based in São Bràs de Alportel, in the heart of the eastern Algarve, which includes some of the finest clay of the region. Our products are made with a mixture of these clays extracted from secular clay pits, thus achieving a warm atmosphere that inspires natural environments.

This is where we produce the known “Santa Catarina tile”, the “Tijolo Burro” brick, the ”Santa Catarina” roof tile, and other flooring and coverings, manual and traditional terracotta pottery.

We also have a wide range of glazed tiles and cement tiles, as well as several products for cleaning and care of terracotta, which allows numerous solutions to suit the specific needs of each client. We also offer many decorative products and materials in ceramics, stone and iron, ideal for your home, deck or garden.

We have experienced professionals for the placement and treatment of terracotta floors, as well as the creation of rustic terracotta decorations.

See our catalogue and price table available on the site. If you are interested in our products feel free to ask us for a quote, application tips, or more detailed information, or visit us without any engagement.

We are at your disposal for any clarification.

Artur Cavaco / Angelo Martins

Contact Us

We appreciate that contacts via phone/mobile and visits to our facilities are made within our Working hours:

Monday to Friday:
From 8.00 am to 12.30 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Feel free to call us:


Angelo Martins: 919100914
Artur Cavaco: 919733216



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    Artur Cavaco, Lda – Terracota do Algarve
    Vale de Mealhas, Caixa Postal 705-Z
    8150-046 São Brás de Alportel
    Algarve – Portugal

    GPS Coordinates:

    Degrees, minutes, seconds:
    37º09′ 44″, -7º52’10″

    Decimal degrees:
    37.162222, -7.869444

    Decimal minutes:
    37°09.73332′, -007°52.16664′

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