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Azulejos The Famous Portuguese Tiles And National Azulejo Museum Tour

Lisbon, Portugal
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Duration

7 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

ENG

Overview

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.

  • 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
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT 

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 day 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.

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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

Itinerary

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Around Lisbon expert guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Wi-Fi on board the minivan
  • Complimentary bottle of water
  • Entrance ticket to Azulejo Museum
  • Tile Workshop
  • Accident and liability insurance
  • Lunch
  • Food and Drinks
  • Any extra services

Tour's Location

Lisbon, Portugal

Reviews

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Axel Agas

13/06/2022
Amazing tiles art, gorgeous architecture. Really worth a visit.

Benton Gordon

09/05/2022
This was one of my favorite museums in Lisbon. The various shades and patterns were unique. It’s a larger museum than expected. Very glad we spent the time to see this site.

Anja Scharmer

15/04/2022
I loved the history of the museum. Highly recommend!

Eliza Marie

10/04/2022
Very nice and interesting museum, but rather unfriendly staff.

Molly Morris

04/04/2022
Really enjoyed this museum. Lots of tiles and visually beautiful. The staff in the museum were rude!

Sybil Newsome

22/03/2022
Really fascinating museum with incredible tile work. I highly recommend

Jeremy Wang

04/03/2022
Just great, fabulous tiles and something totally different.

Ella Stela

01/02/2022
Beautiful hand-painted tiles, are found on the walls, on display, in the gorgeous city to the absolutely magnificent Tile Museum, and we were so very pleased to have our guide there to explain what we were seeing.

Kaitlin Bull

05/12/2021
Super nice museum, history and interesting things to see and learn.

Declan Dean

08/11/2021
Definitely worth seeing.Beautiful tiles and grounds.

Kemal Kadric

19/10/2021
A fabulous place to visit! The museum was quite nice.

Darius Reese

16/10/2021
Unique and beautiful spot. such a curious and wonderful museum.

Reginah Mutua

27/09/2021

Very good

Very good modern art gallery! The staff seemed really friendly. Would highly recommend a visit if you're in Lisbon!

Moohan Regami

26/09/2021

Amazing museum

A lot of information and an amazing museum. If you enjoy art or history this museum has a lot of interesting. strongly recommended!

Bailey Windsor

01/08/2021
If you are interested in tile art, this tour is highly recommended.
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