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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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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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Wonderful objects but need better labelling

I have wanted to visit this museum since a visit to Porto many years ago made me fall in love with the blue and white azulejos. I booked my trip to Lisbon mainly to visit the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have wanted to visit this museum since a visit to Porto many years ago made me fall in love with the blue and white azulejos. I booked my trip to Lisbon mainly to visit the museum and for the most part was not disappointed. The museum is set in a former convent and there are wonderful cloisters and the... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having traveled around Portugal I was able to view different azulejos/tiles all over the country in houses, churches, palaces, monasteries etc. When I came to this museum I was able to understand the art of the tiles even better with perfect examples from the early times up to the present day. There are some really beautiful ones and it is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nice museum for a detailed look into the historic tiles of Portugal. You can also see people working on restoration projects.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a convent that is housing a tile museum. The convent itself is amazing! The tile frescos, designs and artwork are worth the trip. It's a little bit of a hike, but check it out!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly I don't recommend getting bus #794, instead take a taxi, approx 5 Euro's from Commerio Square. Visitors are greeted by a beautiful yet understated building that houses a treasure trove of classic, traditional Portuguese tile. There is a lot of variety from current exhibits of Portuguese artists, who work in furniture and home wares design. Portuguese tile was used... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

tiles are part of Portuguese culture - here you learn (nearly) everything about them; the museum is well organised in an old monastery and there are a nice little coffee and souvenir shops

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was reluctant to visit but since it was part of the Viking tour and I always find their selectins worthwhile I went. How much interesting can there be about tile. Quite a lot, as this museum shows The reason this is worth a visit is that tiles are a National Passion in Portugal. One way to know you have... More 

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Uzes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a gem of a place,installed in a fine building,with a rich variety of tradtional,as well as some modern,tiles.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's full of beauty, some of the tiles are really old and are stunning you can get around in an hour if you stuck for time, but to really take in the true beauty leave at least two hours. There is also a cafe. It's behind the Lidls supermarket

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice museum, with a amazing variety of tiles all beautifully displayed in an old connect and its cloisters. Good information about the displays and this history of tiles in Portugal, an essential aspect of getting to understand the aesthetics and history of the city. A very nice and reasonable cafe too. A little way out from the centre,... More 

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