Tiles Tour

Tour information

When you arrive to Porto you may notice how well decorated the city is. Porto is abundant with tiles from churches, train stations, shops and ordinary homes. On this tour you’ll get a local explanation behind the tiles that are carefully picked as the most interesting. Some tiles form billboards other coating patterns. The tiles have an interesting history, where big factories produced and exported tiles worldwide, and on this tour you’ll get a history lesson on it, the production, the different techniques and how important it was for the city. The tour features many different places such as churches, depots, stores, the train-station and on the tour you will find numerous other panels, patterns or friezes tiles, for which we’ll also make a brief explanation of its historical framework. The tour will then finish at the Ribeira square.

This tour includes:

Professional guide — History — Storytelling — Porto's tiles

    Traveler Reviews

  • “A perfect start to our week in Porto”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on May 31, 2016

    We did a five-hour custom walking tour with Nuno and we are so glad we did!Nuno customized the tour according to our interests and level of fitness (we walked a lot, which was ok, but he arranged a…

  • “Wonderful tour”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on May7, 2016

    We really enjoyed our three hour walking tour with Nuno, he was very well organised, informative and personalised the whole thing to suit us. His enthusiasm for Porto and its history, art and secret…

  • “Great”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on May3, 2016

    My husband and I truly enjoyed learning about Portuguese cuisine and cooking an authentic dish with fresh food that was in season. We would definitely recommend this and do it again!

On arrival

The meeting point is by Carmo Church tiled facade. Find me there and let’s go for a walk together through the historic center of a Unesco heritage.

Things to note

The tour guide’s main focus is to keep the experience personal and intimate and only takes a maximum group of 6 people.

Working days

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From 09:30 to 12:30
Carmo Church tiled facade
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