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Guided Tour of Porto on the History of the Tile

Tiled Porto is a fascinating tour of the tile shine in the city of Porto. You will discover its origin, its techniques and its stories as you contemplate hundreds of examples of this so inherently Portuguese material.

We only work with professionals. Our tours are guided by doctors in their specialties and residents of the city! We are obsessed with the beauty of our city: the historical and the everyday. And we do not forget to tell you where to eat well or how to order like a portuense.

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2 hours 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    What's excluded :
    • Transport
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Church Santo Ildefonso, R. de Santo Ildefonso 11, 4000-153 Porto, Portugal

    Protobarroca church, example of 19th century tile with religious iconography

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Sao Bento Railway Station, Praca Almeida Garrett, Porto 4000-069 Portugal

    The most mythical train station in all of Portugal, covered with thousands of tiles.

    We continue with:

    One of the most beautiful examples of advertising tile, in an old Art-Nouveau style store.

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: R. da Madeira 182, 4000-433 Porto, Portugal

    What is it, Porto?
    Contemporary tile mural, the only one done collectively in the city.

    Stop At: Praca D.Joao I, Praca D. Joao I, Porto 4000-295 Portugal

    Edification Palácio Atlântico
    Modern mural of the great potter from Puerto Rico from the second half of the 20th century, Jorge Barradas.

    Stop At: Rua de Santa Catarina 160, 4000-381 Porto, Portugal

    Grande Bazar do Porto, Lda
    The relics of one of the first department stores in the city.

    Stop At: Capela das Almas, Rua de Santa Catarina 428 Esquina com a Rua Fernandes Tomás, a 30 metros do Bolhão-Porto, Porto 4000-444 Portugal

    Neoclassical chapel of exultant result thanks to its cover, completely lined with religious tile.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Café A Brasileira, R. do Bonjardim 116, 4000-440 Porto, Portugal

    The first coffee ad in the city of Porto, with hand-made typographic tile.

    Stop At: Antiga Fábrica de Cerâmica das Devesas, R. do Conselheiro Veloso da Cruz 185, 4400 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

    The most amazing example of tile that you will see in the city of Porto. And there I create this intrigue.

    Stop At: Praça Guilherme Gomes Fernandes, 4050 Porto, Portugal

    Contemporary tile made by the most famous Portuguese artist today, representative of the country at the Venice Biennale.

    Stop At: A Perola do Bolhao, Rua Formosa 279, Porto 4000-252 Portugal

    Advertising tile in its moment of greatest exuberance, covering a mythical store.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Igreja do Carmo, Rua Carmo, Porto 4050-164 Portugal

    The famous twin churches discover the last tiled cloth that we will see on the tour, an imposing scene with a religious-baroque theme.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Praça da Batalha 35, 4000-101 Porto, Portugal
    Departure Time :
    4:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Igreja do Carmo, R. do Carmo, 4050-164 Porto, Portugal
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • "Clean & Safe": All our guides are trained in the "Clean & Safe" course offered by the Porto City Council. Only 18 participants are allowed per tour.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by OH! Tours

Activity ID: V-275232P1

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