Tile Painting Workshop & Old Alfama Quarter

LIS 104-201
  • Walk the typical Alfama quarter and stop at Portas do Sol Viewpoint
  • Tile workshop & visit Ricardo Espirito Santo Museum
  • Lunch at Traditional Restaurant in Alfama District
Program Overview
Country: Portugal
Depart: Sep 27, 2019 9:00 AM
Return: Sep 27, 2019 2:30 PM
Duration: Day Program (6 hours)
Capacity: 30
Category: Lean In
Program Fee
$126.00 (early booking: $119.00)

Field Work Conflicts
  • NR-150-83312 Oceanography (Section 3)

Many countries display their heritage in museums. Portugal’s national treasures are colorful, hand-painted tiles – Azulejos – that adorn homes, buildings, palaces, churches, and even subway stations. Dating from the 15th century, the blue-and-white or multi-colored tiles are a storybook of the country’s artistic provenance from former times to present day.

Enjoy a walk in Alfama district towards Portas do Sol Belvedere, view the typical façades of this old part of the city and its winding lanes and anarchic stairways.  Just aside is the Ricardo Espírito Santo Foundation, home of the Higher School of Decorative Arts Museum and the Institute of Arts and Crafts. Visit the museum and learn how to paint the historic tiles.  There will be also time to visit the private collection offered to the nation by Ricardo Espírito Santo Silva, banker and art collector.

The program concludes with a traditional lunch in the Alfama quarter.

Meals Included

  • Typical Portuguese Lunch (main dish Codfish Brás-style)

Special Note

  • No children under age 10
  • Do not wear rings or other jewelry during workshop