All Year

Journey through Porto´s Traditional Tiles

History of XVI to XVIII century Tile, from Hispanic-Moorish pattern to Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

Programme carried out by foot through Porto’s streets.

We will be covering spaces where it is possible to observe the evolution and different themes in tiles, the historical framework of its development.

We will set out on a discovery of an unparalleled heritage, developed over centuries of history. On the way, we will find some examples of the valuable and extensive collection of XVI, XVII, and XVIII tiles, from the city´s ancient Monasteries and Convents.

Throughout Porto´s main streets we will find tiles in the façade of private buildings, cafes and other commercial establishments that initiated their activity in the beginning of XX century using, in some cases, the Art Nouveau and Art Deco style, to decorate and embellish those establishments.

By providing knowledge about the history of tiles in Portugal, and its various phases, linked to political and socio-economic events which have influenced production methods and final products, we intend on giving our clients a unique experience of knowledge about a ceramic material used since ancient civilizations up until today.

  • Start time: 10:00
  • Duration: approx. 3 hours
  • Start of itinerary: Former Saint Anthony´s Convent (Convento St. António), current Municipal Library of Porto (Biblioteca Municipal Do Porto)
  • End of itinerary: Carlos Alberto Square (Praça Carlos Alberto)
  • Limited to: Min: 2 Persons Max: 14 Persons
  • What to take with you:
    • Comfortable shoes
    • water
    • Camera
  • Includes:
    • Be Outside Guide
    • Insurance
  • Not included:
    • Transportation
    • Personal expenses
  • Price:

    from 18€


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