Modern tendencies

The tiles and the “vanguards”

The visual artists, architects and interior decorators were not indifferent to the tile’s tradition. Since the mid 20th Century until nowadays the examples of this modern and contemporary approach have been multiplied.

Further info about our tour

In this tour you will find the new Portuguese tile industry, patent in public spaces, and you will have a insight to the work of some of the great contemporary painters such as Jorge Barradas, Querubim Lapa, Júlio Pomar, Vieira da Silva and Maria Keil.


StartFinishTotal Time
Half day tours9 a.m. 1 p.m. 4 hours
Half day tours 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 4 hours
Full day tours 9 a.m. 5 p.m. 8 hours

Meeting and Ending Point: Praça Marquês de Pombal (Metro Rua Brancamp); 38°43’28.50″N – 9° 9’0.80″W

Ending point of Full day: Pastéis de Belém;  38°41’50.75″N – 9°12’12.35″W

Services included:

Half Day: Specialized guide, insurance (personal accidents and civil liability), transport between points.

Full Day: Specialized guide, insurance (personal accidents and civil liability), transport to the tile factory and lunch in a typical restaurant.

Not included:

Transportation before or after the tour, any goods bought during the visit.

Price per person*:

Number of peopleHalf dayFull day

*VAT included. Free for children under 10.

Important Notes:

> Wear comfortable shoes and clothing during the walking tour.

> This activity is not accessible for disabled people/people with special needs. (Please make a special request and we will try to accommodate your needs)

> Tour difficulty: Medium. Please beware that Lisbon is a city of hills, where some physical fitness is needed. The tour will be done on public transports.

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Contact us

Book your tour, make a special request and ask for information by email below.


Rua Manuel Assunção Mestre, nº 22 7780-199 Castro Verde

Lisbon Office

Rua Marcelino Mesquita, Nº 11 Loja 4 Escritório 1. 2795-134 Linda-a-Velha

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Ricardo Silva – +351 965657289
Renato Neves – +351 919015990