Azulejos workshop and private tour from Lisbon
- 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
Learn more about Azulejo art in Portugal on this private trip to the Azeitão region including a tile workshop and a visit to the Azulejo Museum.
Start your day 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, you’ll have a chance to paint your own tile, which will be baked later and sent to your hotel in Lisbon! Next stop for lunch, choose where you’d like to with your guide...the fishing village of Sesimbra is just a short drive away!
After lunch, you'll return to Lisbon and admire some of the most impressive tile artwork around the city. 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, such as the Spanish and Dutch.
The tour ends with some iconic pieces from Portuguese masters such as Bordalo Pinheiro, Raúl Lino, and Maria Keil, among others.