Many a social-media feed has been filled with Lisbon’s azulejo (tiles). But on this expert-led tour you’ll get to visit artist’s ateliers, tile workshops and even a ceramics studio to try making them yourself.
You’ll learn how the azulejo was brought to Portugal in the 15th century, when the Iberian Peninsula was under Moorish rule, visit the National Museum of the Azulejo, housed in the Madre de Deus Convent, and then move on the meet local artists, still crafting on-trend ceramics today. Finally, you’ll swing by a contemporary studio space – which has created custom-made ceramics for some of our hotels – where you’ll get to make tiles, bowls or even plates of your own.
Carolina Forjaz Trigueiros
Carolina’s career puts the people she works with in the frame. She’s collaborated with the Lisbon and Estoril film festival, and curated events such as Exquisito, dedicated to the emerging arts and young Portuguese creatives. Recently, she’s been working at the Biennial of Contemporary Arts (BoCA) as an artistic advisor, finding time in between to write for culture magazines and lead tours on Lisbon’s long-held link with the arts.
Explore azulejo tiles and artist’s studios on this aesthete’s tour
- 4 hours
- Start Time
- Tours run between the hours of 10:00 and 16:00
- Call our travel specialists 24/7 on 1 800 464 2040 or contact us to find availability
- Experience location
- You will meet at the National Museum of the Azulejo; we’ll send you the details in your confirmation.