Art in the Underground


Lisbon

43

1 - 20

2 hrs


$ 42.75 USD
per person
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Tour Information


Location
  • Around:
    • Lisbon
  • Pickup: Lisbon

Categories
  • Artsy Arts & Culture
  • Outdoor and nature Outdoor & Nature
  • Landmarks Landmarks

Time of Tour
  • Departure at:
  • Duration: 2 hrs

Additional
  • Price per person: $43
  • Size: 1 - 20 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English, Portuguese

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  • Cancel up to 24h before, incurring a processing fee of 10%

Art in the Underground

“Most people don’t look at the walls, but feel them. And that is what really matters.”

 Maria Keil

There are great museums in Lisbon where you can see art made by Portuguese artists. I think, the underground stations can be one of them. As like other cities in the world, Lisbon’s underground has commissioned artists to decorate its stations.

Lisbon’s underground (Metro) opened in 1959. The design of the first ten stations was commissioned to the Portuguese architect, Keil do Amaral. He’s wife Maria Keil, decorated it with tiles. The tile decoration set the trend for the next 50 years.

I’ll take you in a journey through several stations, introducing you to the Portuguese Art History of the 20th century. You’ll meet some of the modernists, whose work will tell the History of Lisbon’s people.  You‘ll never be indifferent to a station again.

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