The Art of Azulejos Porto

Porto, Portugal

Experience hosted by Gazete Azulejos

90 mins, Hosted in English, Spanish and Portuguese
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Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

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Covering facades with tiles became very popular in Portugal during 19th and 20th centuries and is now one of the most beautiful and unique heritages of the world.

During this Tile Painting Workshop you will learn how this beautiful tiles were painted.

This workshop is perfect for tile lovers.

Every participant will paint 2 tiles. If you want to paint more tiles they have an extra cost. Don't worry, no artistic skills are required :)

TILES FIRING AND PICKING UP
Once painted, tiles need to be fired in a ceramic oven. To know when your tiles will be ready to pick up please check this schedule:
Workshop on MON > tiles pick up WED 15:30 - 19:00
Workshop on WED > tiles pick up FRI 15:30 - 17:00
Workshop on FRI > tiles pick up SUN 16:30 - 18:00
Workshop on SUN > tiles pick up MON 15:30 - 19:00

IMPORTANT
- If you can’t pick up your tiles we can post them paying and extra fee.
- This workshop is suitable for children +10.
- We have a dog, Ulisses, who is sometimes in the workshop. He is small and friendly. If you prefer him not to be there please let us know in advance :)

* These workshops are made to support our project www.azulejosporto.pt, a non-profit catalogue of Porto facade tiles.
PLEASE READ ALL THE INFO
Covering facades with tiles became very popular in Portugal during 19th and 20th centuries and is now one of the most beautiful and unique heritages of the world.

During this Tile Painting Workshop you will learn how this beautiful tiles were painted.

This workshop is perfect for tile lovers.

Every participant will paint 2 tiles. If you want to paint more tiles they have an extra co…

What's included

  • Equipment
    2 tiles, all necessary tools and materials and the firing.

Meet your host, Gazete Azulejos

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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Hi! We are Alba & Marisa, the founders of GAZETE AZULEJOS, a tile painting and research atelier. We teach the art of Portuguese tiles and we are very active when it comes to preserving the city's heritage.

We work on the promotion and preservation of the azulejos of Porto. We participate in the restoration of the buildings painting replicas for the facades.

Together, we are building a unique public catalogue of the tiles that cover the facades of Porto: OS AZULEJOS DO PORTO. We walk around the city taking pictures of tiles to complete our catalogue. We are also researching about its history, making techniques and designs.
Everybody should know this incredible heritage and we are here to make it happen :)
Hi! We are Alba & Marisa, the founders of GAZETE AZULEJOS, a tile painting and research atelier. We teach the art of Portuguese tiles and we are very active when it comes to preserving the city's heritage.

We work on the promotion and preservation of the azulejos of Porto. We participate in the restoration of the buildings painting replicas for the facades.

Together, we are building a unique public catalogue of the tiles that cover the facades of Porto: OS AZULEJOS DO PO…
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Where you'll be

The workshops take place in Gazete Azulejos, a inspiring and cozy atelier equipped with all the necessary materials. It's located in the center of Porto.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 763 reviews.

Dayonna
August 2021
Fun and relaxing activity! Lovely souvenir to take home to remember Portugal. Love that because I was not able to pick up my tiles the next day, they are being shipped to me!
Keva
August 2021
We took our two daughters (11 and 9) to paint tiles and they loved it. They said it was the best part of our 2 week trip to Portugal. The only complaint they had was they saw a dog bed, but their dog wasn’t there that day….but when we went to pick up tiles we got to meet Ulisses so that made up for it. We are definitely going to look into their online courses.
Nina
July 2021
The workshop is a fun experience to unlock your creative side through painting and learning about the traditional tiles. Would definitely recommend as you get to keep your own painted tiles as a souvenir which makes it a more memorable experience. The hosts were very kind and welcoming which created a warm and friendly atmosphere in the studio. ☺️
Guéna
July 2021
Nous avons tous pu choisir 2 modèles différents d'azulejos différents qui existent vraiment dans les rues de Porto! avec le choix dans les couleurs.Tous le monde a été très content de ses créations. Nous avons eu la chance de tomber sur une personne française qui était là et qui a pu donner les instructions en français à nos filles. Nous avons également pu en apprendre plus sur les azulejos et admirer les belles créations dans l'atelier.
Brian
July 2021
This was awesome! I'm an amateur ceramicist and really enjoyed learning about the technical process for how to paint these tiles. Their project to capture the tiles of Porto, so that this beautiful art isn'tlost to time is also amazing. I wish them the best of luck.

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  • Fri., Sep. 24
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    $48 per person
  • Sat., Sep. 25
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    $48 per person
  • Sun., Sep. 26
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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    $48 per person
  • Mon., Sep. 27
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    $48 per person
  • Wed., Sep. 29
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    $48 per person
  • Fri., Oct. 1
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    $48 per person
  • Sat., Oct. 2
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    $48 per person
  • Sun., Oct. 3
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $48 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend.