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  • Duration
    Half day
  • Departures
    Daily
  • Spoken Language
    English
    French
    Portugese
  • Pickup & drop off
    Your centrally located Lisbon hotel

    Bring
    voucher
    camera
    comfy shoes

    Inclusions
    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

    Exclusions
    Lunch
    Food and Drinks
    Other extras not mentioned

    Please note:
    We advise booking this tour at least 48 hours in advance
    Prices, times and itineraries are subject to change without prior notice
    To book this tour please click on the calendar on the right

Tiles & Tales with workshop and National Azulejo Museum included

Half day
Daily
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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.

  • 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

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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Cancellation more than a week in advance: administration costs of 15%
Cancellation between a week and 72 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation less than 72 hours prior to departure date: 100% of the total amount
No show: no restitution