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National Tile Museum

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Address: Rua da Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon 1900-312, Portugal
Phone Number: (351) 21 810 0340
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: A must-see for people interested in the history and design of ceramic...
A must-see for people interested in the history and design of ceramic tiles, this specialty museum houses a splendid collection of decorative tiles dating from the 15th century to the present.
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Lisbon's Azulejos - The Famous Tiles of Portugal
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Visiting Azulejo will find 3 good places to see

The Azulejos of Portugal were on my place to visit in Lisbon. I don't know if there is a fee to pay because we get Lisboa cards and pay nothing. I wanted to start visitng the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Azulejos of Portugal were on my place to visit in Lisbon. I don't know if there is a fee to pay because we get Lisboa cards and pay nothing. I wanted to start visitng the museum with the last floor where you will find a room sorrounded with Lisbon from above- of course tiles images- I was very impresed-... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful. Simply beautiful. The work exhibited and the building itself. The chapel inside is one of the most extraordinary rooms I have ever seen. Quiet. No crowds. Very informative. Takes you through the exquisite art of Azulejo chronologically with a final floor dedicated to contemporary tile work. The cafe outside was in a lovely, peaceful patio/garden. Our Lisboa card got... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Nice museum with a lot of variety of exhibits. Shows lots of styles of the tiles of Portugal in all different settings and includes some modern tile art. Many exhibits on how the tiles are made. You also see some beautiful architecture and woodwork. I actually loved seeing the huge amounts of tiles that are being restored.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Interested in either art or history - this museum set in a fabulous old building has both. Excellent display and explanations.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We tried walking, take the bus (didn't realise how far it was and thanks to trip advisor on my phone it got us completely lost, thanks trip advisor! Museum Ok, really nice café to chill in

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you are fascinated with the beautifully colored and rendered tiles seen all over Portugal its well worth spending a couple of hours at this museum. It is a bit off the beaten track but easy enough to get to. There's a great gift shop and inviting restaurant at the museum.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A very interesting building with a fairly comprehensive history of azulejos! We liked the material on how they are produced (more could be done on this though) and a good sense of how the artwork has developed into the twentieth century. We lost a touch of interest halfway through, in part because the tiles of the c17th-c19th become less distinct... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Lovely collection of tiles, with historical backgrounds and beautiful displays. Well worth your time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We walked there from praça do comerçio- quite the hike!! But it was worth the visit. Didn't learn as much because we visited quickly but it was beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The collection was very interesting and quite unique. The staff quite helpful and the restaurant very nice, under the trees. Wheel chairs are available.

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Additional Information about National Tile Museum

Address: Rua da Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon 1900-312, Portugal
Phone Number: (351) 21 810 0340
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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