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National Tile Museum

Rua da Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon 1900-312, Portugal
(351) 21 810 0340
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As featured in 3 days in Lisbon
Ranked #8 of 216 attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: Hours:   Tuesday to Sunday: 10am to 18pm Last entry: 17h30 pm. Closed: Mondays, Easter Sunday and the holidays: New Year’s Day, May 1 and Christmas... more »
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

The name tile museum doesnt do this place justice. It is really a museum that provides a glimpse into the art and culture of Lisboa. Well presented displays in an amazing setting, it held the attention of my wife and me as well as our 8 and 4 year olds for more than an hour and a half. Plus, it... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This museum gives you an insight of the famous Portugese tiles that decorate their buildings, for instance.

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Cerritos, California
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We toured this museum on our 1st day in Lisbon. It was easy to reach by public bus. Despite the holiday weekend, the building was fairly empty and we were free to wander and enjoy the exhibits. The tiles were just gorgeous with outstanding colors. It was a great way to start our travels here; we went on to visit... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

They are open Tuesday to Sunday. We went on the first Sunday of the month and even then it wasn't too busy. It took us about 90 minutes to get round the museum, once we had found it! It isn't really signposted at all, so do take a map with you or find directions out from the hotel concierge before... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit, especially if you have time afterwards to snack in the delightful courtyard cafe. In a rather rundown area and with striking but easily missed exterior, this monastery museum can be reached by public transport - it you do, make sure you get off at the right spot. Interior contains all and more you want about tiles... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

What a tribute to craftsmanship and artistry. The tiles are breathtaking and the chapel is not to be missed.

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New York City, New York
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

You haven’t been to Lisbon or Portugal until you’ve been to this museum. The museum is in a magnificent 16th Century convent (very convenient 15 minute 1.5 Euro bus ride from Cascais Sodre), a Manueline cloister with web like vaulting and a gold smothered baroque chapel. It is a MUST. It possesses the entire spectrum of tiles from the early... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Decorative arts overload at this wonderful, colorful museum. A must see in Lisbon if you have even a passing interest in tile. Lovely restaurant and courtyard for a drink.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was thinking this might be a ho hum place to visit, but no. The varieties and all ages of tiles were really fascinating. I was very pleased with the displays, techniques, and colours. Come in the morning and take a seat in the garden restaurant to finish off your visit.

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Brackley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Tile museum is in an old monastery, with the most amazing church, the variety of tiles is amazing for anyone with an interest in art or design this is a must visit.

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