The tiles of Lisbon

The tiles of Lisbon

In Lisbon ceramic tiles are everywhere and they give us so much information about the Portuguese history, identity and mentality.  

We begin the day with a visit to one of the most important museums: the National Tile Museum, located in a 15th century convent

How where ceramic tiles produced and what was their function? Who where the main artists in Portugal and what artistic movements influenced them? 

We stop to have lunch in the city center

After lunch we start our walking tour: we visit the Rossio and the Baixa districts, where we can see how tiles were used to cover the façades of the 18th and 19th century buildings

Finally, we explore the Alfama district where we will admire several tile panels!

Duration: 6 to 8 hours

Price per group: on request

Transportation, pick-up and drop-off at the Hotel: included

Entrance fee in the National Tile Museum: included

Lunch: not included