Paint a traditional Porto tile

Porto, Portugal

Experience hosted by Gazete Azulejos

90 mins, Hosted in English, Spanish and Portuguese
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

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Porto and its tiled buildings are one of the most outstanding heritage sites. If you want to learn about them, paint them yourself and take home an authentic memory of your trip, we give you the opportunity!

ABOUT
During this tile painting workshop we will teach you the traditional painting techniques and will paint 2 tiles. If you want to paint more tiles they have an extra cost.

The duration of the workshop is between 1 hour and 1 hour and a half, depending on each participant.

Perfect for tile lovers, groups and families. No artistic skills are necessary ;)

IMPORTANT
- Tiles will be fired and ready to pick up the day after. If you can’t pick up your tiles we can post them. Cost depends on the number of tiles and destination. Send us a message to know the price.
- Minors must participate by al least one adult.
- 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 :)
- According to Airbnb's policy, only people that have booked the workshop can attend.

* These workshops are made to support our project www.azulejosporto.pt, a non-profit catalogue of the Porto facade tiles.
PLEASE READ ALL THE INFO
Porto and its tiled buildings are one of the most outstanding heritage sites. If you want to learn about them, paint them yourself and take home an authentic memory of your trip, we give you the opportunity!

ABOUT
During this tile painting workshop we will teach you the traditional painting techniques and will paint 2 tiles. If you want to paint more tiles they have an extra cost.

The durat…

What's included

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

Meet your host, Gazete Azulejos

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 146 Reviews
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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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Sat, 7 Aug
£26 per person
11:00 - 12:30
Join 2 other guests
£26 per person
Wed, 11 Aug
£28 per person
11:00 - 12:30
Join 2 other guests
£28 per person
Mon, 16 Aug
£28 per person
11:00 - 12:30
Join 2 other guests
£28 per person

Where you'll be

The workshop take place in GAZETE AZULEJOS, a inspiring and bright atelier equipped with all the necessary materials. It's located in the beautiful neighbourhood of Bonfim in Porto.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 146 reviews.

Jessye
July 2021
Great experience, I recommend it to anyone visiting Porto and wanting to find out more about the technique behind painting Azulejos. Also the tiles make for a great souvenir :) Thank you!!
Shasha
July 2021
Very informative and kids friendly. My 9 years old enjoyed a lot the sessions and asked for a revisit next time when we have a chance to come back
Anca Elena
July 2021
This experience was very authentic and insightful. I learned lot about the art of azulejos and history. The painting was lovely, the opportunity to personalize all the models and create an amazing memory about Porto heritage. Alba, the artist, taught me the about the pigments and style of painting, how it's done now and how it used to be done. Her work is amazing, also her atelier. Overall, very creative and meaningful, having your own portuguese tiles is so w valuable. Honestly l, one of the best thing to do in Porto, especially for people who appreciate this kind of art.
This experience was very authentic and insightful. I learned lot about the art of azulejos and history. The painting was lovely, the opportunity to personalize all the models and c…
Paul
July 2021
I truly recommend this activity which provides you in a nutshell the spirit of Porto. It's very relaxing and creative. I have to thanks the team which understanding while we were late. Don't hesitate !
Brigitte
June 2021
Tea recommend this for people who are interested in the history of the tiles - very interesting introduction and very informative Painting tiles was relaxing and also exciting- can’t wait to see it fired Our course host was very friendly and helpful I would do it again if I return to Porto and will recommend it to others
Tea recommend this for people who are interested in the history of the tiles - very interesting introduction and very informative Painting tiles was relaxing and also exciting- ca…
종윤
May 2021
호스트분들이 유쾌하시고 친절하셔서 매우 좋은 시간을 보냈어요! 그림 그리는 방법도 쉽게 가르쳐 주셔서 마음에 쏙 드는 작품을 완성할 수 있었습니다 :D

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    11:00 - 12:30
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  • Wed, 11 Aug
    11:00 - 12:30
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    £28 per person
  • Mon, 16 Aug
    11:00 - 12:30
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    £28 per person
  • Wed, 18 Aug
    11:00 - 12:30
    £28 per person
  • Mon, 23 Aug
    11:00 - 12:30
    £28 per person
  • Wed, 25 Aug
    11:00 - 12:30
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    £26 per person
  • Thu, 26 Aug
    11:00 - 12:30
    £28 per person
  • Mon, 30 Aug
    11:00 - 12:30
    Join 1 other guest
    £28 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.