1. Portugal
  2. Lisbon
  3. National Azulejo Museum

Lisbon Tiles and Tales: Full-Day Tile Workshop and Tour

Product ID: 61295
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Enjoy a fun and interesting day learning all about Azulejos, the famous Portuguese tiles, at a craftsman’s workshop and a visit to the National Azulejo Museum. You’ll pass by and have a chance to admire some of the most beautiful tile artwork in the city.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
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Pick-up at your hotel or apartment
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See how tiles are made according to old traditions
  • Paint your own tile after learning the basics of the art
  • Discover the most impressive tile artwork around Lisbon
  • Visit the Azulejo Museum and admire its impressive collection
Full description
The beautiful Azulejo tiles you see in Lisbon and around Portugal are the result of an art form with a long history in the country that began during the Arabic occupation of the Iberian Peninsula.

You’ll begin this 8-hour tour heading south of Lisbon to the beautiful Azeitão region, where you’ll visit the well-known Azulejos de Azeitão workshop. Learn how the tiles have been made over the years, as old techniques are still used to replicate centuries-old art.

After learning the basics about the art, you’ll have a chance to paint your own tile, which will be baked later and sent to your hotel in Lisbon, or back home if your prefer (cost of shipping not included).

After a busy morning, choose where you’d like to have lunch with your guide: The fishing village of Sesimbra is just a short drive away. Return to Lisbon and, en route, admire some of the most impressive tile artwork around the city.

In the afternoon, you’ll visit the lovely Madre de Deus Convent, dating from the 15th century, and home to the Azulejo Museum. The interior of the church is a Baroque masterpiece, considered to be a total piece of art, where all elements were designed to form the perfect whole.

The Museum features an impressive collection of tiles, ranging from the 15th century to contemporary artists, and includes the most important international schools, as the Spanish and Dutch, among others.

End the visit seeing some iconic pieces from Portuguese masters such as Bordalo Pinheiro, Raúl Lino, and Maria Keil, among others.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel/apartment
  • Tile workshop
  • Azulejo Museum entrance fee
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

From £219.39 Per group up to 2